To Have My Heart Changed

Lord, I am willing to have my heart changed.
Though it may mean that I shall be despised
and hated and persecuted, I will take up my cross;
I will crucify myself.
I am willing that my selfishness and pride
and hate and uncleanness shall be taken from me,
and that You shall reign in me
and create in me a clean heart,
perfect in its love, submission, loyalty, trust, and obedience.

(a prayer of Samuel Logan Brengle, as found in Take Time to Be Holy, the January 5 reading)

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