Blessed for Having a Pure Heart

(The Beatitudes)

Heavenly Father I praise You for being my Father, my Shepherd, my Creator, my Salvation, my King, my Shield, and my companion. I praise You for giving me life and having a purpose for me to exist.  I also praise You for Your desire to have a personal relationship with me.  I praise You for seeking me before I even knew You. 

Holy Spirit Christ said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” My ultimate desire is to see God.  Help me to be able to present myself with a clean heart.  As King David said in Psalm 51:7&10; “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” I request this too from You.

Holy Spirit help me to learn to live my life so I am above reproach and that I live as peaceably as possible with all people around me.  Help me to seek righteousness and holiness so that I can keep my heart pure.  Help me to bring into captivity every thought and to actively refute, avoid, deny or defend against any temptation that would cause me to sin against You. 

Grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given to me all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of God who has called me to His own glory and excellence, by which He has given to me exceedingly great and precious promises so that through these things I might become a partaker of the divine nature and escape the corruption that is in the world through lust.  For this reason, help me to make every effort to add virtue to my faith; and to my virtue, knowledge, and to my knowledge, self-control; and to my self-control, patient endurance; and to my patient endurance, godliness; and to my godliness, brotherly kindness; and to my brotherly kindness love.  For if all of these reside in me and abound, they will ensure that I will neither be useless nor unfruitful in the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Help me to diligently make my calling and election sure so that when I add all of these areas into my life I will not stumble and will be able to enter into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ which will be abundantly provided for me.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 2 Peter 1:3-11 MEV