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Lord God Almighty, I ask not to be enrolled among the earthly great and rich,    but to be numbered with the spiritually blessed. Make it my present, supreme, preserving concern    to obtain those blessing which are    spiritual in nature,    eternal in their continuance,    satisfying in their possession.  Preserve me from a false estimate of the whole or part of my character; May I pay attention to my principles as well as my conduct,    my motives as well as my actions. Help me never to mistake the excitement of my passions    for the renewing of your Holy Spirit,    never to judge my faith by occasional impressions and impulses,    But by my constant and prevailing disposition.

May my heart be right with you,    and my life be about the Gospel. May I maintain a supreme regard heavenward, our better world,    and feel and confess myself a stranger and a pilgrim here. Afford me all the direction, defense, support, and consolation my journey now requires,    and grant me a mind focused upon you. Give me a large abundance and supply of the Spirit of Jesus,    That I might be prepared for every duty,    Love you in all my mercies,    Submit to you in every trial,    Trust you when walking in darkness,    Have peace in you amidst life's changes. Lord, I believe. Help me through my weaknesses of my unbelief and uncertainties.

My life is yours dear Jesus, to you O God, I give my heart's trust. May I live for you this day. Amen.

( My personal adaptation of 'True Religion' from 'The Valley of Vision, A collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions.')

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