Dear Lord, I am trying to do better and better each day;
I am trying to walk with you and do your will,
but sometimes it seems like I am slipping backwards no matter how hard I try.
And I get confused sometimes; even if I want to do the right thing, I don’t always know what it is.
So this is my prayer, heavenly Lord, for your help in straightening out my mind and straightening out my life.
Lead me, Lord, and let your Holy Spirit guide me. Even if the correction is painful, help me to keep my mind open to your truth.
Let me do your will in my every action, and know your will, that I might do it.
Help me not be deceived by false assertions or glib intelligence,
by those who would excuse or promote sinful actions, by those who simply do not know;
and above all, help me not to deceive myself.
Guide me away from excuses and rationalizations when I have sinned,
but into your holy truth, that I might know my sin, and correct what I can,
and ask forgiveness for what I cannot.
By the grace and mercy of holy Christ, I ask this, Amen.
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