Romans 1:20 – For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse
Jesus, I need you! You are my Lord, my God, and my King. You are worthy of all of my worship. Help me, by your grace, to know you and love you so deeply and dearly that the things of this world fade away and grow strangely dim.
I want to worship you and you alone. I don’t want to be forged by the culture. I am in you; I want to be one with you. Bind my heart to yours, and place your truth deep within me. I not only want to know you and your Word, I want to have the desire to forsake sin and follow you and your Word. Enable me to worship you in spirit and in truth.
I need your power, your grace, and your love so that no matter what life brings my way, I can respond to each situation, each person, and each trial the way you would respond—all for your glory. I don’t want to respond merely outwardly, but rather from within, from the river of living water. I want to be so close to you, Jesus that your Spirit flows forth from me in all I do and say. May I find all of my joy only in you.
May I glorify you in all I say and do. (Psalm 42:1-2a; Galatians 2:20)
No matter where I am, what I am doing, what Scripture I am reading, or what song I am singing, I want my mind, my energies, and my heart focused on you and not on me and my circumstances. I want you and you alone.
No matter if I succeed or fail, win or lose, am rich or poor, am included or excluded, am known or forgotten, may I be content knowing that you are mine and I am yours.
May my chief aim be to love you and be loved by you, to please you and serve only you. Help me to see my sin, mourn it, and forsake it, by your grace. Help me hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Lord Jesus, grant me your grace, your mercy, and your loving-kindness to enable me to see you, know you, love you, and be one with you. Thank you that you’re Word tells me if we ask anything in your name and according to your will that you will do it. Amen. (John 14:13-14)