James 4:8-17New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
Dear Father, I want to come close to you. You say when I come close to you, you will come close to me. I want to wash my hands of impurity. Forgive me for my sins. I want a pure heart. May I be loyal to my Lord God. I do not want my loyalty to be divided. May I have full loyalty to my Lord God. When I make mistakes and sin, I have true sorrow and deep grief. May I humble myself to my Lord and Savior. When I am humble, I will be lifted up in honor. Thank you. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.