Romans 7:15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
O Lord Jesus, there is an intense battle between my sinful nature and my new self. I have sinful thoughts, thoughts I don’t want to have, but thoughts I can’t stop for I don’t realize they’re there until I’ve had them. This frustrates me to no end and leads me to cry out with Paul, “What a wretched man I am!” But thanks be to you, you won the victory over sin and death. By your conquering death on the cross, you negated sin’s power forgiving my sinful thoughts. Now, I pray, purge me of my sinful thoughts that my mind only entertains thoughts that are pleasing to you. Amen.