A Prayer for Transformation
(Based on the Beatitudes)
By Beth Demme
I come before you today ready to be transformed by your loving grace. Open my heart and my mind to the truth of how much you love me.
I know Lord that sometimes I let pride, thoughtlessness, anger, impatience, and discontent separate me from you. I do this through my words, my actions, and my failure to act. I know God, and I am sorry.
Send your Holy Spirit to teach me, lead me, and guide me in the way of Jesus. Give me an appetite for righteousness and a love for others.
I admit Lord that I have not been a peacemaker. I ask your forgiveness and your guidance in calming the stormy spirits and quieting the turbulent passions in myself and others.
Teach me, dear Lord, to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with you.
Holy Trinity, your mercy is perfect. Your grace is sufficient. Your love sustains me.
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