And may the lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our god and father at the coming of our lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. - 1 Thessalonians 3:12, 13
Most gracious and loving Father,The Scripture records that anything that touches the Altar becomes holy. Master, I offer my body, mind and soul as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to You. Strengthen me that I may not conform to the pattern of this world. Transform my mind totally according to Your pleasing and perfect will.Father, create in me a pure heart and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Please, have mercy on me according to Your unfailing love and great compassion and wash away all the sins which I have committed against You. Do not cast me away from Your presence and restore me the joy of Your salvation.Search and know my heart, see if there is any offensive way in me. Burn away every tin and dross in it, refine and purify me, that I may say as Job said, "When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold." Let Your blood sanctify me right now.Lord, I firmly believe that I have been sanctified through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Let nothing be an obstacle to my ministry. Use me mightily as an instrument for the expansion of Your Kingdom on earth. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to Your sight Lord, my Rock and Redeemer. I render to You, a million thanks even now. I ask this in the matchless name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.Amen.