praying for a change (43)

 

But I have this against you: you put up with that woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. You allow her to teach and to mislead my servants into committing sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to change her heart and life, but she refuses to change her life of prostitution. Look! I’m throwing her onto a sickbed. I am casting those who have committed adultery with her into terrible hardship—if they don’t change their hearts from following her practices … (Revelation 2.20-22 CEB)

God,

Enable me to ever see sin for what it is; do not allow me to become blind to its shamefulness.

May I not be taken in by sin’s false claims; let me not be deceived by unbridled, unholy desires.

If I am caught up in a sin, in your mercy, send whatever is necessary to shake me from my rebellion against you.

Deliver me from evil; deliver me from self-destruction.

Amen.