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Father, through Jesus Christ I am being renewed!
At times your Spirit flows through me and I express your likeness.
Humbly, I ask, “In what ways am I becoming most like Christ?”
However I am still trying to put off my old nature.
Daily, I act in corrupt ways arising from impure motives.
Timidly, I ask, “In what ways am I least like Christ?”
Help me to discern your Holy Spirit’s prompting from the guess of my own spirit.
May I receive the grace of your smile as well as your Fatherly discipline.
May your righteousness and holiness be more and more evident
in my mind and in my life.
But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.