A prayer to love Christ more

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Father, grant me the courage to love you for who you are and not for whom I want you to be.

Grant me the peace to honor you for what you do and not for what I want you to do.

Grant me the power to live for what adds to your reputation and not to my own.

Grant me the compassion to long for people to know you.

Grant me the humility to speak well of you and not of myself.

Grant me the discernment build your kingdom and not my own.

Grant me the wisdom to say what praises you and not what makes me look good.

Grant me the vision to live for Christ and not for what makes me comfortable.

Grant me the brokenness to repent of my sin instead of excusing my sin.

Grant that I would serve Christ and not myself.

Grant me the love for Christ to become more like him and less like me.

Grant me the faith to live out what I have just prayed for.

In the unique, majestic name of Jesus,

Christ Formed In You

Christ Formed In You

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.