Lord, direct my heart into your love – a steadfast, habitual, all-pleasing love. Guide my heart into the perseverance of Christ – unbroken calmness, endurance, and persistence in service. When faced with evil, guide me through the storm with a heart of love and tenacity in doing good works for your kingdom. May my choices and priorities be guided by pure affection for you, the lover of my soul. May my actions be guided by the consciousness that when I exercise faith, you exercise power – in and through me. Amen.