Heavenly Father, I pray in Jesus’ name that ______________________ and I will offer our bodies to you as living sacrifices. May that sacrifice be holy and pleasing to you, and may each of us offer our body to you as a spiritual and rational act of worship. I pray that we will not conform any longer to the thinking and the values of this age, but instead be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that we will be able to test and approve what your will is. May we choose only those things which are good, pleasing, and perfect in your eyes. When it comes to ministry and spiritual gifts, I pray that we will not think of ourselves more highly than we ought, but rather think of ourselves with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith, the spiritual gift, you have given us. Remind us that we are all members of one body, but no two of us have exactly the same function. Free us from comparing ourselves to others by reminding us that each member of your body has different gifts, according to the grace you have given them. Help us to identify our spiritual gifts, whether prophecy, or serving, or teaching, or encouraging, or contributing to the needs of others, or leadership, or showing mercy. I pray that you will motivate us to use our gifts readily, willingly, diligently, and cheerfully. May our love for others be genuine and sincere. I pray that we will hate what is evil and hold fast to what is good. May we be devoted to others in brotherly love, and outdo others in showing them honor. I pray that we will never become lazy in serving Christ, but instead be fervent in spirit, joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Prompt us to practice hospitality and share with your people who are in need. I pray that we will bless those who persecute us, and not curse them. May we rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. May we live in harmony with others. I pray that we will not be proud or conceited, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Restrain us from repaying anyone evil for evil. May we be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. Where it is possible, so far as it depends on us, may we live at peace with everyone. I pray that we will never take revenge, but instead leave room for your wrath. Prompt us to claim your promise that, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay" and fix our eyes on you for justice. Instead of taking revenge, may we take your counsel and feed our enemies when they are hungry, and give them something to drink when they are thirsty. In this way may we heap burning coals on the heads of our enemies. I pray that we will never be overcome by evil but instead overcome evil with good. Amen.