Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Prayer for consecrated life-a life lived in vital union with Jesus Christ


None of us liveth to himself..  Rom. 14:7
Lord, speak to me that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek
Thy erring children lost and lone.
O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.
O strengthen me, that while I stand
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestlers with the troubled sea.
O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things Thou dost impart;
And wing my words, that they may reach
The hidden depths of many a heart.
O give Thine own sweet rest to me,
That I may speak with soothing power
A word in season, as from Thee
To weary ones in needful hour.
O fill me with Thy fulness, Lord,
Until my very heart o'erflow
In kindling thought, and glowing word,
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show.
O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where;
Until Thy blessed Face I see,
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.
-Frances Ridley Havergal

O our most beloved Lord Jesus, we want to live for You just. Take our lives and let them be consecrated to Thee. Take our hands, feet, lips, will and love, and let them be Thy holy vessels. O Lord, take ourselves, and we will be ever, only, all for Thee. In Jesus' name. Amen.