Turning My Heart the Right Way

Heavenly Father I praise You for the day I had with my granddaughter yesterday. I praise You for today and for allowing me another day to serve Your kingdom here. I praise You for my family and for taking care of us.  

Holy Spirit Your word says: “Yet even now, declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with mourning. Rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents from punishing.” [Joel 2:12&13, MEV] I am learning to give You all my heart, how to fast and pray with all that I am. I also understand that I am broken because of sin, death, and the darkness of this world. Yet I have hope because of You. You have lifted me from my sin, remade me in Your image again, and call me Your child. Your light resides in me and from this, my faith grows.  

Holy Spirit help me to humble myself, become a living sacrifice each day, learn to fast when I can, and renew my mind so that I am fully focused, consumed, and living for 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 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, helps 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 version