Would you pray this with me?
Help us deny our carnal mind,
in order to receive your Spirit of truth,
that we might be wise for eternal life;
Let us deny our own will,
with all its lusts and desires,
that we might choose your will unquestioningly in all things.
Give us the denial of our own honor,
in order to seek your honor and glory,
and so bring rest to our souls.
May we deny our own strength,
to receive yours in our weakness,
for we are powerless to go the distance.
Help us deny our own interests,
that we might please our neighbor and bear his burdens,
and in so doing become like our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.