Friday, November 15, 2013

My Favorite Prayer!

Oh God my Father!

I need you right now. I need you to calm me down, so that you can fill me up with your power, your presence, and with your Spirit!

Be in my eyes and in my seeing. 
Be in my mouth and in my speaking. 
Be in my ears and in my hearing. 
Be in my heart and in my living! 

- A stanza from poem I learned in elementary school, I cannot remember the poet's name

Search me O God and know my heart. 

Try me and know my thoughts. 
See if there be any wicked way in me and lead me to the way everlasting

- Psalm 139: 23 & 24

I am weak and I need thy strength and power. 

To help me over my weakest hour. 
Let me through the darkness thy face to see. 
Lead me, O Lord, lead me.

Help me tread in the paths of righteousness? 

Be my aid when satan and sin oppress. 
I am putting all my trust in you. 
Lead me, O Lord, lead me?

I am lost if you take your hand from me. 

I am blind without your light to see. 
Lord, just always me your servant be? 
Lead me, O Lord, lead me?

Lead me, guide me, along the way? 

Lord, if you lead me, I cannot stray! 
Lord, let me walk each day with Thee? 
Lead me O Lord, lead me? 

-Doris M. Akers-1922

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