Colossians 3:6-14New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. 7 You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. 8 But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. 9 Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Dear Father, Before I was saved, my life was part of this world. Now that I am working out my salvation through Jesus Christ, I am getting rid of anger, malicious behavior, and dirty language. I am taking off my old sinful self with all its wicked deeds. I am putting on my new nature, and I am being renewed as I am learning to know my Creator and become like him. Jesus is all that matters, and he lives in me. May I clothe myself in tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. May I make allowances for the faults of others. May I forgive anyone who offends me. May I always remember that the Lord forgave me, and I must forgive others. May I clothe myself in love for love will bind in perfection. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.