("Every Day!" Author unknown, 1872)
"I urge you,
brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices,
holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not
be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Here is a prohibition and an
admonition. O Lord, give me grace to avoid what You
forbid--and to do what you enjoin.
Enable me to avoid compliance with
those customs and ways of the world which are contrary to Your will.
While in the world--let me not be of it.
grace to come out and to be separate from its ungodly principles and
Transform me by the renewal of my mind.
Deliver me from pride, from selfishness, and vain-glory.
me a continual supply of the grace of Christ.
Impress His image on
me--and help me to tread in His steps.
Let it plainly appear that I am
not of the world--even as He was not of the world. John 17:16
work in me to will and to act according to Your good pleasure.
"Therefore come out from them and be separate,
says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a
Father to you--and you will be My sons and daughters, says
the Lord Almighty." 2 Corinthians 6:17-18