The devotion this week is an excerpt from the book More than Conquerors: A Call to Radical Discipleship by Simon Guillebaud. This book has been a great inspiration for me and I hope that this prayer is an inspiration for you. The prayer itself was actually written by Tozer last century, but it continues to be relevant for each of us today.
I come to you today, O Lord,
To give up my rights,
To lay down my life,
To offer my future,
To give my devotion, my skills, my energies.
I shall not waste time
Deploring my weaknesses
Nor my unfittedness for the work.
I acknowledge your choice with my life
To make your Christ attractive and intelligible
To those around me.
I come to you for spiritual preparation.
Put your hand upon me,
Anoint me with the oil of the One with Good News.
Save me from compromise,
Heal my soul from the itch to always be right,
Save me from wasting time.
I accept hard work, I ask for no easy place,
Help me not to judge others who walk a smoother path.
Show me those things that diminish spiritual power in a soul.
I now consecrate my days to you.
Make your will more precious than anybody or anything,
Fill me with your power
And when at the end of life's journey I see you face to face
May I hear those undeserving words,
"Well done, you good and faithful servant".
I ask this not for myself
But for the glory of the name of your Son.