I’m a mess, Father. I don’t tell you anything you don’t already know. You want me to live holy, because you are holy. I can’t do that in my own ways. I don’t have the power or the constancy, but you do. I want to live holy, because you are holy. The only way that happens is when I live by the power of the Holy Spirit you sent as guide and helper. The power is in Him. The method is through prayer. The means comes through walking victoriously in the Spirit. Only by your mighty working power, the same that raised Christ from death, do you overcome the wiles of the enemy against me. I remain in Christ’s hedge of protection only by prayer and study of your love letters to me. Satan has to flee at your name, Lord. I gain victory over temptation when I lean fully on you. Deliver me from evil. You are my sword and shield. You are holy. I pray in the power and authority of Jesus, who rose and sent your Spirit, according to the Father’s good and perfect will. Amen.

“having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1: 18-21 ESV)