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Lord, make me new

  Lord God, Creator and Regenerator of all things new , Bring newness and freshness into my life through the power of your Holy Spirit. Keep me from looking for a new fix through new relationships, new church , new causes, new addictions, new distractions, or new indignations. This is not the newness you want growing in my life. May I pursue righteousness because you are doing something new in my life. You want to change me-- to make me new , each and every day -- by offering up my pride and my insecurities to you and letting you change anything you want, introduce anything you want, tear down any idols you want. That's how you make me new. You save me, then you keep redeeming my carnal mind and heart every day if I stop fighting you. If I stop protecting all the things I don't want to change, all the comfort, all the traditions, all the safety nets, all the presuppositions. As long as I hold on to these things, I will never be made new. I will just change what I want to an

Prayers from a stacked pot

O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer-- I feel like a stacked pot, waiting among so many others for something new and miraculous to overpower my life. I forget what miracles You've already done on my behalf. Now I'm asking for Your transforming power to erase pain, redeem mistakes, and use my years of working and waiting. Somehow, take my ordinary life and transform it into a glorious piece of Your master plan. Make me patient as I sit and wait. Build my faith as I trust You. Help me see past the pressures of this life that weigh on me and threaten to stifle my calling. I feel so ordinary, so confined in my purpose, like a clay pot stacked among so many others. I forget that You made me for eternity. I should not pine for it or waste my time here, but I need to work like what I do here matters. Because it does matter. I must participate and fulfill whatever task you have placed in front of me. You will redeem even the mundane. Even the mistakes, as long as I