Father, in this new adventure of life I am on with You, help me to not go back to living life for my own personal desires. For I know that will be my downfall. Oh it's so easy to give into tempations of living a life of pleasure. I don't want to be fooled by that anymore!
For Jesus said, "If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it" (Mark 8:35). Lord, I give You my life. I give up living selfishly, and instead I ask that You take my life experiences and my talent and help me find a way to honor You with it. -In Jesus' name, Amen