Praying from Matthew 8:22 relating to Discipleship, Priorities, Death

Dear Lord Jesus, I pray that I may have the courage and faith to follow you wherever you lead me. Help me to let go of the things that hold me back and to trust in your plan for my life. May I not be distracted by the things of this world, but instead focus on your will and purpose for me. Give me the strength to leave behind the things that are dead and to embrace the new life that you offer. Thank you for your love and grace. Amen.

Verse: But Jesus said to him,“Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
Matthew 8:22

This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to follow Jesus and leave the dead to bury their own dead.