Lord God,

Some days I just try to survive. Others I get distracted and spend my time wandering aimlessly. But then there are those days when the Holy Spirit so fills me that I find myself in a holy place not of my own doing.

Today is one of those days.

I give You thanks and praise because You are worthy of it. I give You thanks and praise because my heart can do no other. I give You thanks and praise because it truly is the most important thing I can do in life.

I ask You to search my soul and clean out anything that erects a barrier between me and You, me and others, and me and myself. Look deeply into the depths of my being and dissipate my need to be in control so I live in Your will. Examine my mind and heal all those things that keep me from living as a faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

I long for You to prepare me to live in the fullness of Your grace. Hone my heart until I truly believe that Your grace alone is sufficient for anything and everything I encounter. Grow me in Your love every single day in every single way. 

I pray all of this in the strong name of Jesus, my Savior, Lord, Brother and Friend.