Dear God, People have written books on how to be highly effective and successful leaders, churches, parents...and so on. I want to become a more effective Christian. Please help me improve my walk and focus on you first in life. I'm giving my thoughts and actions to you. In my own human capacity, without your guidance, it is impossible for me to be an effective Christian. May your Spirit flow through me and use me to minister to others, to reach out to the lost, and to love those around me with a godly love. May you be glorified. In Jesus' name, Amen.