Sometimes it is helpful to choose a different translation of scripture to help guide your prayers. However, for memorization stay with one translation. In today's passage it is very helpful to capture the essence of the passage
From the New Living Translation Romans 12:2
2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Father God, I thank you that you are all wise and knowing. You know me perfectly and have a plan to guide me in a way that is pleasing to you and incredibly meaningful to me.
Being a child of this world, many times I am unsure how much I think and even act like the world around me. But now that I am a child of God, I no longer belong to that worldly system. Your word is truth and as I align my thinking and actions with your truth, I can see clearly the choices to make.
Transformation occurs slowly, but has a more permanent impact. Sometimes I just wish that I was totally transformed. But that is more of a desire to be perfect without dependency on your Holy Spirit.
So today I offer my mind to be transformed, to think rightly, and to choose appropriately. Thank you Father for caring enough about me, to change my stinkin thinkin to renewing viewing.
In Jesus Name, Amen.