As obedient children let yourself be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness.  God said ‘ I am holy, you be holy.”

1 Peter 1:14-16 (The Message)                      




Captivate me, life giver; 

Shape, fashion and mould

My reluctant heart.


Light the gloom of darkened thoughts,

Dismiss the immobilising misery of fear

By your transfiguring presence.

Thaw my cold indifference

And unseat the grip of winter

Too long tolerated.

Sculpt the granite of my stubborn will,

Chip and chisel at the block of my resistance

And work the grace of your artistry.


Burn and blaze, guiding star,

Through unchartered ways

And lead me to holy ground.


written by Chris Matthews