Day 8: Thursday, May 8: Preparing to be transformed.

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Father God, we pray that You will shine in our hearts with the light of the gospel.

We plead with You to transform us by renewing our minds through Your Word, so that we will not be conformed to this world, but may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Your WORD is alive and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.

Come, pierce the division of our soul and spirit and discern the thoughts and intentions of our hearts.

Let a hunger and thirst for truth grow in us. Create in us a longing to be truly sanctified, to be like Christ in all of our hearts and minds and souls. Your Word is like a fire and a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces. Send your Word into our hearts and accomplish your will in us.

Break down the strongholds and ideologies that have been raised up in our minds that resist the knowledge of who You are.

Let your word be a lamp to our feet and a light for our path.

You have the words of eternal life. We hope in and put our trust in You that You will bring about transformation and restoration in your Church and in our communities.

Use us to be the agents of transformation in our societies by becoming a living sacrifice to You.

Here we are, send us.