Lord Jesus, I realise that I have been running my own life my own way and have not acknowledged you as my rightful master. When I look at your standards, I am ashamed of many things in my life. Please forgive me for being such a rebel. I come to you now in humble surrender. Thank you for taking the punishment my self-centredness deserves. Thank you for dying on the cross in my place.
I know I can't live up to your standards in my own strength. Please give me your Holy Spirit, that you might get to work inside me, alerting me to my selfish thoughts and giving me a deep desire to love and obey you. Stir me into action that I might love and care for others as I set out to follow your example.
I acknowledge you as my new Master, and now commit myself to serving you, alongside other Christians, whatever the cost, all the remaining days of my life. Amen.
If you have prayed that prayer of personal commitment and mean it, you need to tell someone about it and also join a local church so you can learn with others. We are not called to be private Christians but to work together to extend Christ's kingdom. You will find you have just become part of a rather large international family!
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