Lord, purify us in head, heart, and hand.  If it is necessary that we should be put into the fire to be refined as silver is refined, we would welcome even the fire, if we may be rid of the dross.  Lord. save us from constitutional sin, from sins of temperament, from sins of our surroundings.  Save us from ourselves in every shape, and grant us especially to have the light of love strong within us.

May we love You, God.  May we love You, O Savior.  May we love the people of God as being members of one body in connection with You. May we love the guilty world with the love that desires its salvation and conversion. May we not love in word only, but in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18).  May we help the helpless, comfort the mourner, sympathize with the widow and fatherless, and may we always be ready to put up with wrong, to be long-suffering, to be very patient, full of forgiveness, counting it a small thing that we should forgive for fellowmen since we have been forgiven by God.  Lord tune our hearts to love, and then give us an inward peace, a restfulness about everything.

Charles Spurgeon Prayer & Spiritual Warfare, 206-207