Gracious and Holy Father,
My lukewarmness distresses me and dishonors You.
I have become spiritually complacent.
Warm my heart by showing me again
the depth of Your love that sent Jesus to live and die for me.
Grant me the gift of repentance
and pour Your love into my heart by Your Holy Spirit.
Grant me a thirst to know You better
as well as a heart full of spiritual fervor for You.
Enflame my heart with the sure and certain hope of my future —
sitting with You on Your throne in heaven.
Prepare me for all that lies ahead in my earthly pilgrimage…
the smiles of prosperity as well as the frowns of adversity,
the days of spiritual conquest and victory as well as the days of defeat,
the dark nights of the soul as well as the bright days of spiritual blessing.
— Adapted from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, pp. 99, 116