Offering Myself as An Offering to God

Heavenly Father I praise You for helping me heal from my knee surgery. I praise You helping me to recover and to make it back to work after just a week and a half. I praise You for my wife, daughter, son, and grandchildren who took care of me until I could make it back to this point. I praise You for friends who prayed over me and for those who provided food. I praise You for allowing me to speak about praying Your word before having the surgery. 

Holy Spirit help me to follow the inspired word that Paul taught us when he said, “to offer my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to You—this is my spiritual act of worship. I will not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of my mind. Then I will be able to test and approve what Your will is—Your good, pleasing and perfect will. I will rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and always continuing steadfastly in prayer; Let my love be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to others in brotherly love. Honor others above myself. Never let me be lacking in zeal, but constantly keeping my spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Help me to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Sharing with God’s people who are in need. Practicing hospitality. I will rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. [Romans 12:1&2; Romans 12:12; Romans 12:9-13; Romans 12:15] Holy Spirit let me offer all of me to be used by You so that I can be completely submerged in Your will and focused on what is right so that I am not tempted by sin and to honor God with all my heart, mind, body and soul. 

For this reason, I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21