Jesus said: “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it”. (Mark 8:34-35)
Being a Christian, following Christ, it’s not a guarantee for an easy life but the rewards in the next will be very great indeed!
Lord Jesus, help me to fix my heart and soul on only you. Remove my vain desires. Create in me the strength to truly love you.
Prayer: Faith (Extracts from Simeon the Theodidact)
You possess me, Lord, and I possess you
You have put your faith and hope in me
and I have put my faith and hope in you.
My life, my honour, my happiness, my peace,
all rest in you.
Make my heart ready to receive you, Lord
and my soul ready to see you.