Beloved Jesus, I am willing to solve the mystery of life and death. I am willing to confront my fear of death, the fear that prevents me from taking a closer look at death and thus prevents me from understanding the reality that death is unreal. I am willing to understand your inner teaching about life and death, so that I can move away from being among those who are spiritually dead and join the ranks of those who are spiritually alive.
Beloved Jesus, teach me the way that leads from death into life. Show me the straight gate and the narrow way that leads to eternal life. I am willing to abandon the wide gate and the broad way that leads to destruction, so that I am no longer a blind follower of the blind leaders. I desire to be one of your disciples, and I declare that I am willing to leave behind anything that prevents me from following you on the Way of Life. I am not attached to my material, emotional or mental possessions, nor am I attached to my mortal sense of identity. Thus, I am willing to leave my nets of entanglements with the things of this world in order to follow the Living Christ. I am willing to deny myself, take up my cross and follow you. Show me the Way that I may be a Follower of the Way—the Way of Life.
Copyright © by Kim Michaels, 2012