Prepare my heart, LORD!

Father God, You sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus’ coming, clear the path in my heart, too. Show me any distractions in my life that block me from all-out worship of You this Advent.

LORD, I await the celebration of Your coming! As I celebrate the first Advent––the first coming––I look toward the day where I will see You face to face. I can only imagine what it will be like. Give me a heart, LORD, to look for Your coming again on a daily basis.

Help me to live my life where I’m constantly seeking Your presence. My offering to You today is my righteous life for I know I am only clean because of Your Son,Jesus. Show me today how I need to be refined, purified, forgiven. Give me the strength to ask for forgiveness and to then change my ways to be pleasing to You, for I pray this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen