My soul clings to the dust, the dust of which I am made, the dust of the earth. My heart longs for things below, not things above. My mind meditates on matters of this earth, not the Christ on high. I love the world, not the God who made it. I long for the meat of Egypt, rather than the manna from heaven. Instead of Your kingdom, power, and glory, I seek my own, Instead of Your righteousness, my own self-righteousness. “What shall I eat, drink, put on?” rather than “Your name be honored; Your kingdom come; Your will be done!” The dust of the earth dominates me, the dust to which I shall return in death. Revive me, O LORD, according to your promise, and by Your word. Open my eyes to behold wonderful things in Your word. Enlighten the eyes of my heart, that I may know You. Strengthen me by Your Spirit, that I may, with all the saints, comprehend the immense, incomprehensible love of Christ. Cause me to consider Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my faith. Deliver me from earthly passions – greed, pride, covetousness, lust; ambition, anger, envy, fear. By Your Spirit, enable me to put to death the evil deeds of the body. Deliver me from the dust of death, and give me new life in Jesus. Today, and always.