His Spirit fills me and I pray:
Thank you Lord for saving me and making me Your own.
You’re awesome and You are so full of grace.
Forgive me any sinful way, I bow my heart to You.
Mold me as an instrument of use for You today.
May your love constrain me to be bold to share the ways of Jesus.
Help me love, forgive and bless each one I come across.
[Using the Bible, Amplified version’s words, plus my wording:]
Today in You, for You, for others I will be
…kind and helpful, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding],
forgiving others [readily and freely] (Ephesians 4: v32)
I will use words …as is good for building up others,
according to the need and the occasion,
so that it will be a blessing to those who hear me. (Ephesians 4: v29)
Today, in You, (Ephesians 4: v30)
I will not …let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of my mouth.
I will not …grieve the Holy Spirit of God [but seek to please Him],
by whom I was sealed and marked [branded as God’s own]
for the day of redemption
[the final deliverance from the consequences of sin].
Today, in You, (Ephesians 4: v31)
I will put away from me – all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor [perpetual animosity, resentment, strife, fault-finding] and slander, along with every kind of malice [all spitefulness, verbal abuse, malevolence].
Today, in You, (Ephesians 4: v32)
I will be kind and helpful to others, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving others [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave me.
But the Lord said to him,
for this man is
a [deliberately] chosen instrument
to bear My name
before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
Do not go on offering
members of your body
as instruments of wickedness.
But offer yourselves to God
[in a decisive act]
as those alive
[raised] from the dead
[to a new life],
and your members
[all of your abilities
—sanctified, set apart]
as instruments of righteousness [yielded] to God.
For I will not [even] presume to speak of anything
except what Christ has done through me
[as an instrument in His hands],
resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles
[to the gospel], by word and deed