God, I offer myself to Thee ~ to build with me and do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love and Thy Way of Life. May I do Thy will always! Amen.
This prayer is one of my favorite prayers, second only I think to the Lord’s Prayer. Over the course of my life I have aspired to this prayer, however I have failed again and again as I fearfully take back the wheel afraid of the direction God might lead me! Yet, I will continue to lift this prayer to God with hope and in faith my prayer will be answered and I will be freed from my own self-bondage.
I believe God does have a Will and a Purpose for each of us. His Will is like the current in a river: if we just submit and relax into it’s strong and powerful current it will take us where we need to be… and into the ocean of eternity filled with Peace, with Hope and most of all… Love!
If we resist God’s Will we will continue to be carried, yet will find ourselves exhausted and beaten at the end of our journey. By taking the river of life into our own hands we often take treacherous waters over rocks and debris that injure our flesh and bruise our souls.
Assuredly, with our surrender God can take us down the river in the safest most peace-filled path. With God as our divine guide the storms of life will not scare us as we are held close to Him always throughout our journey together.
Yes, this prayer holds a beautiful secret to Peace, to Hope and to Love… not just within our Earth-bound existence, but beyond to life eternal. If you are feeling beaten by life’s struggles… frustrated at the results of all our independent efforts to swim the course of life alone… this prayer offers us hope. Many years ago this prayer changed my life, and it can change your life as well.
❤️Ann ‘ Not Just A Blonde’