1) Create in me a clean heart- David cried in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” The word “clean” here is the word for “pure.” Today, I want to be pure from the failures of yesterday. We all have some thing that plagued us yesterday and caused us to miss the mark of God’s standard. Yet, thanks to the blood of Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed from that failure and free not to be chained to it today. My prayer is, “Oh Lord, let me walk in the newness of this day, purer today because of Jesus’ blood and more free because of the Holy Spirit within me.”
2) Consecrate me more to the service of the kingdom- Paul declared in Philippians 3:13, “…but this ONE thing I do…” The longer I live, the more I see that the things I thought were of importance are really nothing more than vanity and the things I thought could wait, are the things that are of utmost importance. The world tells of daily to work for things and use people, but I want to work for people and use things to do it. Today, I want to be more fully committed to the building of Christ’s kingdom and the service of His church than I was yesterday.