O LORD, I was worldly once as well, never realizing my powerlessness or recognizing my need to surrender to YOUR power. I was foolish, disobedient, deceived, and utterly blind to Your Tender Shepherd! Yet You, in Your Mercy and Grace, came to me; You sat with me and gently taught me, turning actual pages and transforming them (and me!) into song. Thank You for washing me and renewing me by Your Holy Spirit, Whom You pour out abundantly and in Person even now as I walk through earth and all its woes. Thank You for imparting Your Grace to avoid foolish disputes with people who are like I was in former self, not yet operating with spiritual senses that only You can ignite. May they be brought into Your Gardens to see with spiritual eyes and hear with spiritual ears and seek with circumcised hearts. May You, O God, rebirth many to see and know what cannot be seen or known by the flesh or by natural senses. Non-sense is needed LORD, as You know better than I. My prayer is that You will birth these dearly beloved a second time, not by water but by Your Spirit. Only You know how!
May we, all of us, come into Your Risen Life as Your instruments, offering ourselves to be "played" by You any way You desire. May our "good works" be transformed into fruit blossomed and bloomed by You, fruits Your Holy Spirit flowing in and through us.