34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? ~ Mark 8:34-36 (NASB)
Lord, although I am tempted by the lures of the world, in truth, I want to take up my cross and follow Jesus so I do not forfeit my soul. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.