I love you, my words fail me, yet my heart is true. Look into my heart and know my love for You and my desire to walk in closer step with You. Wash me again, cleanse me as on the day of my baptism. Make me an instrument of Your mercy, inadequate though I am dear Jesus. I submit to You, give me the words, the tools I need to bring others home to You, that they might know the love and peace of Your divinity. Allow me to trace each step with You, to die to my sin and rise with You refreshed, renewed in faith and thanksgiving for Your great unending love for me and each of Your children.
Guide me these forty days to a deeper love for You and Your presence in others. Let me seek You in all those I encounter. Make me as a shepherd that would gather Your lost sheep and return them to the fold, not by my own skill or savvy, but by Your love and grace alone. Work through me in accord with Your will. I are Yours, Lord Jesus, grant me a heart to serve. In Your Holy name, Amen.