Prayer of Complete Praise and Surrender…


A sweet friend and mentor sent this to me through email today. I thank God for the godly women He has provided for my spiritual growth. Jan is one of two friends responsible for my having discovered the message of God’s grace through Jesus and my identity in Christ. Salvation changed me forever but it was after I finally understood God’s love and grace given to me freely that I experienced my first taste of the abundant life. John 10:10 Anyway getting back to the email Jan sent….

 

 I want to share a prayer with you by Ruth Myers in “31 Days of Praise,” a little book I have used often during my personal time with the Lord over the past ten years. It’s titled: “Your Most Basic Act of Worship.” There’s nothing in the world I want more. I hope it is your deepest prayer, too.
“Lord, I’m Yours. Whatever the cost may be, may Your will be done in my life. I realize I’m not here on earth to do my own thing, or to seek my own fulfillment or my own glory. I’m not here to indulge my desires, to increase my possessions, to impress people, to be popular, to prove I’m somebody important, or to promote myself. I’m not here even to be relevant or successful by human standards. I’m here to please You.
“I offer myself to You, for You are worthy. All that I am or hope to be, I owe to You. I’m Yours by creation, and every day I receive from You life and breath and all things. And I’m Yours because You bought me, and the price you paid was the precious blood of Christ. You alone, the Triune God, are worthy to be my Lord and Master. I yield to You, my gracious and glorious heavenly Father; to the Lord Jesus who loved me and gave Himself for me; to the Holy Spirit and His gracious influence and empowering.
“All that I am and all that I have I give to You.
“I give You my rebellion in me, that resists doing Your will. I give You my pride and self-dependence, that tell me I can do Your will in my own power if I try hard enough. I give You my fears, that tell me I’ll never be able to do Your will in some areas of my life. I consent to let You energize me…to create within me, moment by moment, both the desire and the power to do Your will.
“I give You my body and each of its members…my entire inner being; my mind, my emotional life, my will…my loved ones…my marriage or my hopes for marriage…my abilities and gifts…my strengths and weaknesses…my health…my status (high or low)…my possessions…my past, my present, and my future…when and how I’ll go Home.
“I’m here to love You, to obey You, to glorify You, O my Beloved, may I be a joy to You!” Amen and amen again.

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  3. This is awesome! I will be sharing xx

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