AND EVERYONE WHO COMPETES FOR THE PRIZE IS TEMPERATE IN ALL THINGS. NOW THEY DO IT TO OBTAIN A PERISHABLE CROWN, BUT WE FOR AN IMPERISHABLE CROWN. THEREFORE I RUN THUS: NOT WITH UNCERTAINTY. THUS I FIGHT: NOT AS ONE WHO BEATS THE AIR. BUT I DISCIPLINE MY BODY AND BRING IT INTO SUBJECTION.
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
Loving Heavenly Father! I yearn to lead a holy life but I find it so difficult. All my decision and self-control have come to nothing. I am still weak and unsteady spiritually Lord! I am torn between the desires of my flesh and the desire to lead a holy life! My spirit is willing but my flesh fails me Lord! I am so hopeless! O Lord! The Scripture says that You help us in our weakness and that Your spirit intercedes for us with groaning. I give up all my own efforts and depend totally on You Lord! Let Your Holy Spirit guide me in the path of righteousness and holiness. Forgive all that I've done against You and take me as Your child. Remove every carnal disease from my life and keep me away from presumptuous sins. I trust You to protect me from the stains of the world and help me to present myself blameless before You Lord! Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight Lord. Let me glorify You alone Lord through me life. Thank You for taking me into Your hands and moulding me according to Your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.