Lament, Pastors

Deal With My Jealousy – Thomas Fuller

Look at me, O God, and deal with my jealousy. I confess there are times when I would rather your work not done than to see another do it better than I could perform it. Forgive me, loving God, and dispossess me of this evil demon. Please give me humility to learn from others, not to conceitedly outshine them but…

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Intercession, Pain, Pastors

When Caring For The Sick – Mother Teresa

Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day In the presence of your sick ones, and while I am nursing them may I minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, and the unreasonable, may I still recognise You and say: “Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve…

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Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

Empty Vessel – Dwight Moody

Use me, my Saviour,    for whatever purpose and way you require. Here is my poor heart, an empty vessel;    fill it with your grace. Here is my sinful, troubled soul;    refresh it with your love. Take my heart    for your abode, take my mouth    to spread abroad your glory, take my love    for the advancement of believers. May I never…

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Faith, Pastors, Short

Covenant Prayer – John Wesley

I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you, or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty, let me have all things,…

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Morning, Pastors, Short

Morning Prayer – John Wesley

O that we could begin this day in devout meditations, in joy unspeakable, and in blessing and praising Thee, who hast given us such good hope and everlasting consolation. Lift up our minds above all these little things below, which are apt to distract our thoughts; and keep them above till our hearts are fully bent to seek Thee every…

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Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

Before I Speak

O Lord, I place myself in Your hands. I may l be tempted on this day in which I am blessed to speak to others to do so in my own strength, as though I have any word to say, and wisdom to offer, anything of my own. Forgive me now, Lord, and forgive me then, and turn me quickly to…

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Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

Luther’s Preaching Prayer

Lord God, I want to preach so that you are glorified. I want to speak of you, praise you, praise your name. Although I probably cannot make it turn out well, won’t you make it turn out well – Martin Luther (1483-1565AD) Found in “Luther The Preacher”

Pastors, Preaching & Reflecting

Awaken Us To Hear

Awaken us, Holy Spirit, To your love, Open our hearts To your indwelling. Awaken us, Lord Jesus, To your life, Open our minds To your abiding. Awaken us, Lord, To your purpose, Open our wills To your guiding. Amen. – Rick Zweck