Dear Lord, I am told that selfishness precludes answers to prayer (James 4:3). Are You willing to change my selfish spirit?
Ezekiel points us to the fact that God wants to create in us “A new heart also will I give you, and, a new spirit will I put within you” (Ezekiel 36:26).
It was Christ that reminded us that, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
Then Lord put within my heart a new prayer, “I thank You Lord for this promise, and I accept this new heart and receive this new Spirit in Christ Jesus and do as you have said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).