Lord, give me a heart of obedience to follow wherever You lead, no matter how frightening or lonely the path. Fill me with faith to trust Your mysterious guidance; fill me with hope that Your plans will not delay or be thwarted. Go with me, before and behind. Use me in whatever capacity You’d choose for me. Help me run my race with joy, entrusting all cares to You. When I feel my weakness on every side, renew me with Your strength. Whatever You’d ask of me, whatever I must do, wherever I must go, whoever You’d have me be, give me faith to step in the darkness and follow Your calling. However deep my weakness and sins go, may Your grace go deeper still. Keep me ever near the cross that I might abide in the cleansing power of Your blood and rest securely in Your perfect life.