O Lord, I want to finish well.
As the years march on, it is painful to realize I no longer possess
the physical skills or energy I used to have.
But even more frightening are the persistent temptations
that threaten to wear me down.
The enemy knows my weaknesses,
and day after day, month after month, year after year,
he knows which temptations are most likely to attract me.
I am afraid that, in a moment of weakness, I will sin boldly
and then have to live with the tragic consequences.
Please keep me away from circumstances
where the temptation will be too strong for me to overcome.
I don’t want to let an evening of fun ruin a lifetime of faithfulness.
Lord, may I finish strong in my walk of faith.
When I am old and gray and depart this earth,
I will meet you face-to-face.
I pray that you will be able to say,
” Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Ron A. Beers
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you,
will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.