Prayer to Purify My Heart:
Loving Lord and heavenly Father, I offer up today all that I am, all that I have, all that I do, and all that I suffer, to be Yours today and Yours forever. Give me grace, Lord, to do all that I know of Your holy will. Purify my heart, sanctify my thinking, correct my desires. Teach me, in all of today’s work and trouble and joy, to respond with honest praise, simple trust, and instant obedience, that my life may be in truth a living sacrifice, by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, my Master and my all. Amen.
- Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015)
Prayer to Remove “Idols”:
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
I come before you today with a heart full of love and a desire to fully surrender myself to you. I know that I am not always in control of my life, and that I need your guidance and direction.
I ask that you help me to let go of my own plans and agendas, and to trust in your will for my life. I surrender my heart, my mind, and my soul to you, and ask that you fill me with your love and peace. Please remove all “idols” may have and open my heart to all things of you. I am in the world but not of the world.
Thank you for your unconditional love and for the blessings that you bring into my life. I pray that I may always serve you with a heart of full surrender.