Once again we come with open hands and willing hearts. Help us examine ourselves to see whether we are in the faith. Help us test ourselves (2 Cor 13:5a). Help us to ask hard and difficult questions about our daily spiritual victories. We lay it bare before You and invite You, Lord to be honest with our hearts. Are our daily lives manifesting the fruit of the Spirit? The love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? Are our flesh crucified along with its passions and desires? O Lord, show Your people the cross. Guide us to live by the Spirit. Let us keep in step with Your Spirit, the Spirit of truth.
In the name of our Shepherd and Overseer of our soul, we pray, amen.