Dear God, I’ve been working in my yard - preparing the lawn with aeration, seed and fertilizer. We’re pruning and planting, too. Father, you prepare our hearts in much the same way.
Break up the ground around my negative thoughts.
Use the pruning shears on my selfish and stubborn ways.
Your Word and worship are good seed.
Fertilize it with your Holy Spirit.
Lord Christ, it’s fall in my yard. Things are dying or dormant, but I pray this is a growing season for me. You are the master gardener. Bring forth new growth that I may bear fruit for your Kingdom. Amen.