Ezekiel 36:22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. 23 And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 24 I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. 26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (ESV)
Lord, for your glory, do us good. There is nothing in us that would require God to restore us to HIS plan and purpose.
Let all nations see your glory and grace. YOUR goodness and power. manifest them before all humanity,
Let me remember my baptism and the vows of the covenant that were taken. Let me see myself as cleansed from past rebellions and transgressions.
Allow me to experience a new heart within me. Allow your Spirit to replace my, rebellious attitude. Increase my sensitivity to the pain of others and the great sinfulness in my heart.
Holy Spirit, demonstrate your presence in my life, by developing a lifestyle, that promotes the giving you glory and show your wise love>
Lord, let me experience all of this passage today. Amen