Bring me to the end of my fleshly self, oh Lord. By Your Holy Spirit’s leading, show me the things that are hindering me, the things that I am holding onto that are getting in the way of reaching that place of total brokenness. Bring revelations that will convict me, that will pierce my heart & bring me to the end of my carnal self.

Do whatever You have to do to break me of self. Whatever remains in me that hinders You, & keeps me stuck – do whatever it takes to jar me loose. I don’t only want more of You, and less of me (John 3:30); I want ALL of You, and NONE of my carnal fleshly self!

I place myself (body/soul/heart/spirit/mind/will/emotions) in the nail-pierced Hands of my Saviour & Lord, and offer myself up as the clay in the Potter’s Hand (Jer.18:6). Do with me as You will, & let Your purposes be served. Do it in me, do it to me, & do it through me. Press me into form You have fashioned for me.  Mould, shape, crush me & squeeze every last bit of self out of me, so I can be a brand new creation. I want “to follow after You, denying all of self, taking up my cross, so I can follow You, Jesus/Yeshua. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Your sake will find it” (Matt.16:24,25); and I AM WILLING to lose my life for Your sake, so that I may arrive at that place of true life in You – the ultimate goal: attaining real life by pulverizing the self-life. Crush me like the grapes and olives are crushed, in order to obtain all the goodness for the wine and oil. I offer myself up for Your purposes; may Your purposes for me, and through me, be fulfilled.

To anything/anyone who would try to obstruct my path, I speak to the demonic forces working through them to steal the divine design and destiny You have for me, & I say, as Jesus/Yeshua said to Peter when the Enemy was working through Peter, “Get behind Me, satan! You are a stumbling block to Me, for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but the things of men” (Matt.16:23). Give me the courage & the faithfulness to yield only to Your crushing Hand,

& the boldness to stand up against the Enemy of my soul. So I offer myself up that You would do with me as with Peter, till I, like Peter am “in a fit state to follow Christ,” (Murray, p.282), because just like Peter, I must be brought to an end of self, so I am fit to answer the call to “Feed Your sheep!”(John 21:15-17).

In Jesus/Yeshua’s Name, I pray. Amen.

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