Heavenly Father, by your Holy Spirit, please reshape us to the likeness of Christ. Lord, we cannot bring about this kind of change under our own efforts so please do what only you can do. May your Spirit work powerfully in us by your word and bear fruit in us. May we recognise the gifts that you give, and use them to build each other up. Work through us to serve, and give, and trust, and teach. Make us into instruments of your work, encouraging one another and bringing you glory. Lord spare us from being proud or loveless, clanging like gongs, bringing glory only to ourselves and becoming entirely fruitless. Keep us boasting in Christ’s strength through our weakness and longing to see others grow.