A Prayer for Ministry – And Life! (Leighton)
There is a prayer written by my friend Lloyd Ogilvie that I often use, praying it quietly before I speak or have a meeting or conversation.
It recognizes that when we ask and trust him Jesus Christ will indeed communicate through us.
Lord, here’s my mind, think your thoughts in me. Be my wisdom, knowledge, and insight. Here is my voice. You told me not to worry about what I am to say, but that it would be given to me what to say and how to say it. Free me to speak with silence or with words, whichever is needed. Give me your timing and tenderness. Now, Lord, here is my body. Release creative affection in my face, my touch, my embrace. And Christ, is there is something I am to do by your indwelling presence, however menial or tough, control my will to do it.
Lord, I am ready now to be your manifest intervention in situations to infuse joy, affirm growth, or absorb pain or aching anguish. I plan to live this day and the rest of my life in the reality of you in me. Thank you for making it so!