Praying from Matthew 16:24. Themes: Sacrifice, discipleship, obedience.

Dear Lord Jesus, I desire to come after you and follow you. Help me to deny myself and take up my cross daily. Give me the strength and courage to follow you wherever you lead me. May my life be a reflection of your love and grace. Amen.

Verse: Then Jesus said to his disciples,“If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16:24

This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Jesus if they desire to come after him.