I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Ezekiel 36:25-27
Heavenly Father, We acknowledge that you hold this whole world in your hands; actually, the entire cosmos and you are sovereign over every part of it.
You are working during this time. Help us to see how you are at work and what you are doing. Lord, it seems that this is a time of reset, a time to reboot and correct our course.
Lord, we thank you that in your grace, you are always giving us the room to return to you to find healing and purpose.
You promised Israel that you would sprinkle them with water to cleanse them and remove their idols. You promised them a new heart and your Spirit.
As we are grafted in through Jesus Christ, we give you thanks that those promises are extended to us. Thank you for the promise of a new heart, and work of your Holy Spirit, we receive both with joy and thanks.
Lord, in this time of reset, shows us those things that need to be got rid of those attitudes and practices that do not draw us close to you but push us further from you.
Prepare us personally and corporately as your church for what you are going to do.
Show us how we can align ourselves with what you are doing. Help s to see those things we are wasting our time on as church and redirect us into the places where your kingdom is advancing.
We cannot do this without your Holy Spirit Lord, so pour out your Holy Spirit upon your church and us and position us so that we are ready for all that you are about to do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and saviour. Amen.