Sovereign God who holds all things in his hand. Narrow is the road. Help us find it. Help us to endure to the end. Awaken our hearts to truth. Expose the lies, reveal the truth because we are deceived, deceived by our flesh, the world, and the devil. We are deceived, and we need the truth that we might live.
Come now, Creator God, our Redeemer who did not spare his only son. Come now, and open our eyes to truth that we might see and live. Cause us to choose the way of life. Replace this heart of stone with a heart of flesh. Brand your Word across our hearts.
Only you can cause these dry bones to live. We are dead in our trespasses and hopelessly lost without you. Would you rend the heavens and come down, breathe upon these dry bones. Speak life into our darkness. Lead us in your path. Show us the way that we should walk. Keep our feet from stumbling.
This life that is but a vapor, we offer up to you. As the grains of this life slip through our hands, even as we sleep, awaken us and cause us to redeem the time. This flesh is like grass and our time on earth is quickly passing. We don’t know how to build on this rock that is Christ. We don’t know how to invest in the things that will last. The hours fly away, the weeks merge into months and years, and we have so much wasted sand to show for it.
Empower us with your Holy Spirit, engraft us to your Vine, that we would bear much fruit, and that our fruit would remain. Let us be willing to be cut from the old root of our lives that we can be fully grafted to you.
Lord God Almighty who knows all things and sees all things, hear now the prayer of your servant who trusts in you.