Sanctify and purify us as your church, your bride.
Protect us from the allure of evil.
Cleanse us from the practice of and idolatry of remaining sin.
Reorient our passions and desires, making them as righteous and true as you.
Light a fire under our apathy and indifference.
Burden our heart with love and service.
Lengthen our sight that we might gaze all things in light of eternity.
Quicken our souls with a sense of urgency and fortify our lips with the gospel truth.
Knit our hearts to you and enrich our passion for you alone.
Teach us truth and raise us up as staunch defenders of it.
Enlighten our minds with wisdom that exceeds flesh.
And guide our steps that they carry out the call of that wisdom.
Cut the fog that deception and lies lay down.
Grant discernment that we may know reality and respond in truth and grace.
These are the burdens that weigh upon my heart and mind today and so very often for us as your church.
Let your person grow in us so that we become invisible and you become unmistakable.