Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Master Vintner, you designed me with intrinsic interests, desires, and ambitions, and you empower and equip me with everything I need to make the most of them. Sometimes, though, I channel that energy in directions that are not productive or ultimately glorifying to you or your kingdom. When those pursuits are foiled, I get frustrated and downhearted. But your word reminds me that you prune away unfruitful branches so that I can concentrate on flourishing where it matters. Help me be grateful for the pruning you do in my life that I would be ever more connected to the root of your divine power. Thank you for wanting to work through me to produce good fruit. Amen.
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.