Lord, keep these pursuits ever before me. May I see them as lights at the end of my long road to achieve each one. Don’t allow me to move to the right nor to the left, but to remain focused on becoming the righteous, godly, faithful, loving, steadfast and gentle soul you desire. Search my heart and soul daily and remind me of your calling. Forgive me where I fall short; and bolster my longing to become more like you every day. I ask in your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.
“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11 ESV)