- Dr. Jeff Horacek
Prayer for Commitment to Excellence
“And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all–love].” 1 Corinthians 12:31b (AMP)
Most High and Excellent Lord, I pray that I may always walk in your ways, follow Your Word, and never be distracted by the inferior wisdom and ways of the world. Only You, Lord, and Your Word are excellent, perfect, and true. May my heart and my mind be firmly rooted in Your stream of Living Water, Jesus Christ and may Your Holy Spirit continually flow through me and wash me clean of the lies and deceptions of Satan, the world, and the old self within me. Help me, O Lord God, to perceive and know Your truth and Your will and Your way for me and may I always exude and portray a life of faith, hope, love, and trust in You in the most excellent of ways to bring You glory.
“This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.” Titus 3:8 (NIV)
Mold me, shape me, and empower me, Holy Spirit, so that the thoughts in my heart, the words on my lips, and the works of my hands are always excellent and pleasing to You. Let not the naysayers sway me, nor Satan deceive me, nor myself distract or deter me, but may I be determined, powerful, successful, and exemplary in all that I think, say, and do. May I be Your most excellent tool and vessel to be used mightily for the glory and honor of Your kingdom. You, O Lord, are my salvation and my protection and no weapon formed against me shall prosper, but by the most excellent and powerful weapon of Your Word I will live and reign victorious with You, Jesus Christ, forever and ever. I am and will be most excellent in You.
“Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 3:13 (NIV)