A Sunday Prayer

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 27, 2014
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John WesleyJohn Wesley, who lived from 1703 to 1791, offered to God a sweeping prayer in which he laid his all at the foot of the cross. Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, quoted it often. It's a scary prayer; that is, unless you have already died to your own will: “I am no longer my own, but Thine. Put me to what Thou wilt, rank me with whom Thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for Thee or laid aside for Thee, exalted for Thee or brought low for Thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to Thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Thou art mine, and I am Thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.” And with that, I join you in yielding all things to the pleasure of our Savior!

 
 

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This prayer is exactly what I needed to hear today as I want my will to be that of my Heavenly Father's. I'm preparing to be an intern at the C4L Bootcamp in June and struggling with disabilities/illnesses that have flared recently. God's called me to this, and by faith I continue to step out in faith. Thank you, Joni, for sharing! I'm praying I'll get to meet you face to face when I'm there to personally thank you for allowing God to use you mightily in my life!
  • April 27, 2014
  • 9:57 a.m.
  • Beth Massengale
 
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