1 John 1: 5-10
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (ESV)
Philippians 4: 5-8
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (ESV)
Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
I come to you a needy and contrite sinner,
with no power on my own to put to death the deeds of the body.
Daily come to my aid making it my business
to mortify the indwelling power of sin in my life.
May I never attempt to mortify in my own strength,
forgetting that without Your Spirit my efforts will be in vain.
Lord, through Your Spirit help me put to death
the subtle and crafty strength of the enemy.
As I wake each day, give me strength to remember my task of killing sin,
and remember that sin will kill me if I do not kill it.
Keep me from ever letting up in my battle with sin,
knowing constantly that sin will take advantage.
Help my heart abound in grace that flows from your Spirit,
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