Dear God, 

Your Word teaches that when we truly experience Your saving grace, we find the power to say no to wasteful passions and to live self-controlled and productive lives. But how much I need Your help to overcome my laziness and self-deception. Teach me and change me, Lord.

I want to become more self-controlled.


Today it seems that self-indulgence is the drug of choice on every corner. But I don't want my appetites to dominate my life! You promise to live powerfully through me so that I might love You and serve others. Now show me how to build the walls of self-control and restraint around my life. I relinquish my rebellious will, which robs me of the self-control You want me to choose. Thank You for helping me today. Amen.