Oh Lord, I pray that we will all grow in our faith in You. That we will no longer grow colder because of sin but allow You to lead us into Your presence. Keep us far from the devil, that darkness may flee and light may enter in. It is my heart’s desire to stay close to You and abide in Your love. Lord, I am sorry for my sins and pray that You will cleanse me. Forgive me and have mercy for my soul. I am sorry for hurting You. Wash me through Your blood and take me from this place of guilt, and raise me up into Your peace. The things of this world often look so appealing to me, but I am always feeling shameful in the end. When lust has a hold of me I cannot even think straight, for my thoughts are twisted. And I am sorry for committing such wicked things, because of lust and covetousness. Lord, help me to always be content and even be willing to give up things I do not need in life. My true joy is found in You. So I look to You in faith, Lord, as my Savior, God, and King. Rescue me from this broken world and keep me ever on Your righteous path. Help me choose the better part of this world, which is listening to You and then being obedient to Your teachings. Then, people can be loved as You love them. Every day that I pray and read the Bible, I learn so much. And I am grateful for all the understanding and wisdom You have given me. So help me to learn of You and obey Your counsel. I believe in You, Lord. No longer do I wish to sin against You. I love You. Amen.
Isaiah 1:16-19 (KJV)
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
God desires that we are made clean. That our sins are washed away. This way our desires are changed to do his will instead.