Lord, I pray that we will become more selfless and less selfish. That we will be more willing to give than to receive. I admit that I am a sinner without Your presence in my life. Only when You are near can I resist temptation and do Your will instead. Without You my flesh is weak and I cannot help but fall into transgression and sin. Therefore, do I cling to You every hour and every minute of each day. I do not wish to grieve the Holy Spirit again but be led safely in this darkened world. I need Your light to guide me to safety, not paths that appear to be good on the outside. For all paths that don’t lead to You are filthy and therefore, make our lives filthy also. Oh, how tarnished our lives become when we have distanced ourselves from Your presence. I know what this is like and I cannot help but fall into past addictions. Satan sees that I am weak and goes at me with force that I might fall. Lord, I have seen what willful sins do to a person and am sorry. I am so shameful and guilty, while not knowing how to gain Your respect again. It is like I betrayed my best friend and have no idea how to restore the relationship I once had. Yes, God, I am lost without You. But it is so worth it when I fall down on my knees in all my confessions. I admit that I have wronged You and are not worthy of Your forgiveness. But then You run to me with open arms and I am not alone anymore. Your arms of mercy do come when I least expect it. Thank You for saving a wretch like me. I need You in my life, God. Without You, I am lost, just like anyone else in this world. So take hold of my life like never before. Lead me on Your righteous and holy path. I believe in You. I love You. Amen.