Why do we pray?
We pray because we see things that need to change.
But sometimes the change needs to begin with us.
Matthew 5 in the Message reads;
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. – Matthew 5:8
Change comes slowly sometimes, but begins with commitment. Why not begin today.
Today I dedicate my mind to you. I want to think on things that are good, right, pure, and excellent.
Today, I dedicate my eyes to you. I want to see others the way you see them.
Today, I dedicate my ears to you. I want to hear your voice above all the others clamoring for my attention, and honor others by listening well to them.
Today, I dedicate my mouth to you. I want my words to be life-giving.
Today, I dedicate my heart to you. I want my heart to be pure and undivided. I want to master my emotions, not serve them.
Today, I dedicate my hands to you. I want to touch others in love and goodwill.
Today, I dedicate my feet to you. I want to go wherever you send me, walk toward the messes, not run from them.
Today I dedicate myself to stand firmly upon the truth and not stumble, not waver.
Today I dedicate my life to you. After all you have done that is a reasonable response.
Taken in part from a devotional by
Browns Bridge Church