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Day 23 | Conformity to Christ

These words form a collective longing to rely on Jesus, to imitate him, and to follow him wholly. Conformity to Christ is the final goal of our salvation in God’s New Creation, and this is a prayer to experience that future reality today.

You are the blessed God 
Happy in yourself and source of happiness in your creatures 
You are my Maker, Benefactor, Proprietor, Upholder 
You have sustained me, supported me, saved me, and kept me 
You are in every situation able to meet my needs and miseries 
May I live by you, live for you, live unto you 
And never be satisfied with progress in life  
Unless it resembles and mimics Christ himself 
May conformity to Christ’s teaching and temperament grow hourly in my life 
And may I never be at ease with shallow answers to deep questions 
So that I may learn dependence upon him, my meek and merciful Lord 
Father, let your love constrain me to holy obedience 
Let it animate my soul and render my duty as my delight 
If others deem my faith folly, my gentleness infirmity, my zeal madness, 
My hope delusion, my actions hypocrisy, may I rejoice to suffer for your name 
Keep me walking steadfastly towards the country of everlasting delights 
Towards that paradise-land which is my true inheritance 
Fortify me by the strength of heaven that I may never turn back 
That I may never desire false pleasures that will disappear into nothing
As I pursue my heavenly destiny by your grace 
Let me be known as a servant with no aim but that of pleasing you 
And seeking to love others for your sake  
Let it be