By Stephen W. Hiemstra
I believe in Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, who died for our sins and was raised from the dead. Witness to me in my daily life.
Come into my life, help me to renounce and grieve the sin in my life that separates me from you. Define me.
Cleanse me of this sin, renew your Holy Spirit within me so that I will not sin any further. Make me holy.
Bring saints and a faithful church into my life to keep me honest with myself and draw me closer to you. Break any chains that bind me to the past—be they pains or sorrows or grievous temptations, that I might freely welcome God, the Father, into my life, who through Christ Jesus can bridge any gap and heal any affliction, now and always. Guide me.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit, grant me the strength, grace, and peace to share the Gospel with those around me so your kingdom would come and all might share in its glory together.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.