By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Merciful Father,

To receive Your word, my heart needs to be cleansed of fleshly thorn and weed.
Bring to mind this moment, Father, sin and wrongdoing in my life.
Bring to mind this moment, conduct unbecoming, and relationships unyielding in fruitfulness that may be hindering me.
Expose hidden pockets of darkness and let Your light shine brightly in those places.
As I confess my sins openly before You,
I ask You to be merciful to me and rain Your cleansing grace upon me.
Break up the fallow ground of my heart and let it be a healthy seedbed for Your word.
Plant the tender seeds of truth deeply into my soul, let them take root, and bear fruit.
Allow me to enjoy the blessing that comes from fearing Your name and walking in Your ways.
Let me sow in righteousness and reap in mercy.
Let me be a vine of fruitfulness for Your glory.
"Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground for it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you."
Hosea 10:12