“As in water the face is reflected as a face, so a person’s heart reflects the person.” Proverbs 27:19 (NET)
Dear Heavenly Father,
My heart needs work. It needs the kind of work that only you can do.
You look into my heart and you see who I really am. You see what I love and value. You see what I am passionate about. You see where I am flawed, where I am broken. You see my true character.
I hear you knocking on the door into my heart, asking me to let you in.
I listen to a podcast. Knock, knock. I read a section of a book. Knock, knock. I listen to a different podcast. Knock, knock. I read a quote from a Roman ruler. Knock, knock.
Yes, Lord, I let you in.
As You change my heart, give me the ability to act in accordance with those changes. I lift up to You a prayer similar to Paul’s prayer for the saints in Thessalonica:
“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (NIV)
Enable me live a life worthy of your call. By your power, help me to accomplish the good things your faith prompts me to do. Let the name of the Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way I live. By the grace of my God and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Adapted from New Living Translation)