Many moons ago I posted this prayer as article No 051 on this blogsite. However, I thought that for the convenience of readers throughout the world, I should add it here next to the 2 articles I have written on Romans 12:1-2.
Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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. (ESV)
Heavenly Father, I thank You for all the mercies You have bestowed on me.
I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins and for the gift of eternal life You have given me in Your Son Jesus Christ.
I thank You that He gave Himself for me, so that I might give myself to You.
I now present to You, all I am and all I have, as a living sacrifice to You. It’s my logical response to Your love for me. It’s my spiritual act of worship to You.
Transform me as a person by renewing my mind by Your Spirit, so that I think the way You want me to think about everything, especially about You and about Your will.
Give me discernment by Your Spirit, as I seek to put Your will into practice in my everyday life. Enable me to recognise Your will, and discover as I seek to do it, that it truly is good, acceptable and perfect.
I ask these things so that You may be honoured and glorified, in and through my life, in Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.
Posted on http://www.jimholbeck.blog on Sunday 17th May 2020