"Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore."
"Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; in You I take shelter.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God."
"...now, O Lord, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand."
you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present
a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to
God, which is your
do not be conformed to this world, but
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may
prove what is that
good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Cleanse your hands, you
sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Lament and mourn
and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."
"...do not present your
unrighteousness to sin, but
present yourselves to God as being alive from the
dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under
"Shall we sin
because we are not under law but under grace?
Do you not know that
to whom you present yourselves
slaves to obey, you are that oneís slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading
to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
But God be thanked that
though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart
that form of
doctrine to which you weredelivered.And
having been set free from
sin, you became slaves of righteousness.... For just as you presented your members as slaves of
uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your
members as slaves of righteousness
"But what things were
gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I
also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of
Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all
things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be
found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the
law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness
which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the
fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death...."
Refusing to surrender
"For I bear them witness
that they have a zeal for God, but not according to
knowledge. For they being ignorant of
Godís righteousness, and seeking to
establish their own
righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of
Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who
believes." Romans 10:2
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sightó
That You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge."