My true identity is revealed in You alone: Beloved. And yet in this world, I too often forget or compromise this truth. I need Your help to recognize the enemy’s deceptions, his lies about my dignity and my worth. Lord, increase in me fortitude, courage, and spiritual discipline that I may continually pursue You and Your plans for me. Guide me to avail myself each day of the many tools you have provided for this “good fight,” especially the Scriptures and the Sacraments. Teach me to resist temptation and shun all that leads me away from You. It is my deepest desire to be all in for You!
I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. – 1 Timothy 6:11-12