Lord Jesus, my Redeemer and friend, remove any stone forming in my heart. Seek out the stench of the dark places I dare not go and flush them out with your righteousness. I desire clean hands and a pure heart. Grant me but a glimpse of your glory on this side of heaven in your precious name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, ‘Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?’” (John 11:39-40 ESV)