When it comes time for You to strip away and prune our lives, enable us to trust in Your love and good purposes as we endure the pain.
Reveal to us what things we are allowing to hold us in bondage. Stir up our desire to embrace nothing less than the full freedom You offer.
Teach us to regularly give careful thought to our ways, and to examine ourselves for signs of drift from the course You have set out for us.
Show us that if we want to know You for who You are and see You high and lifted up, we must be willing to tremble.