Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you are my Heavenly Father. I direct my heart to you alone. I serve you alone in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. You have delivered me in Christ from the hand of the enemy. Forgive me when I fail you. Amen.

“And Samuel said to all the house of Israel, ‘If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.’ So the people of Israel put away the Baals and the Ashtaroth, and they served the Lord only.” (1 Samuel 7: 3-4 ESV)