Change Me Lord

Jesus I am grateful that You do not change. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. But I need to change. Help me to behold Your glory. Transform me into the image of Jesus, and help me to be patient and trust You with Your gradual and perfect process. Hebrews 13:8, 2 Corinthians 13:8

Father, so often I don’t understand my own actions. I find that I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing that I hate. I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. I do not do the good that I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing…. Wretched person that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank You and praise You Father, that You deliver me through my Lord Jesus Christ. There is therefore is no condemnation for me or anyone else who is in Christ Jesus. You have done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could never do. Romans 7: 15,18,19,24,25, 8:1,3 ESV

Lord, I present my body to You as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to You, which is my reasonable service to. You. Do not allow me to be conformed to this world, but Father transform me by renewing my mind, so that I can prove what is Your good and acceptable and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

For Your name’s sake, Lord, I pray that You will cleanse me and remove my idols. Give me a new heart and new Spirit as You have promised. Remove my heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh, a heart that is God-willed and not self-willed. Through Your Spirit, Father, cause me to obey Your statutes and walk in Your ways. Ezekiel 36:25-27, ESV and MSG

Father, I come to You and confess my sins. You promise that if I will confess, You are faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me… Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:10, 12, 1 John 1:9

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties, and see if there is any wicked way within me. Lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

Lord, when I think about trying to change myself into the person I want to be, I get totally discouraged. I don’t even know where to begin. But I take heart in the words of Jesus, who assured His disciple You could even transform even most self-sufficient: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Lord, I know that I am Your child. I know that what I will be has not yet appeared, but I also know that when Jesus appears I will be like Him, because I will see Him as He is. And so, because I hope in Him, I will purify myself as Jesus is pure. 1 John 3:2-3

Lord, help me to behold the truth that You are making all things new. Even me. Revelation 21:5