Saturday, September 20, 2014

John Stott: Daily prayer to the saving God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

John Stott was an amazing man of God, a high-level expositor of Scripture -- a humble servant of the Lord. He exuded the presence of the Living God. Hearing him speak in person changed the way I viewed preaching and Scripture.

Here is his daily prayer: saturated in the nature of God -- God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: the saving God revealed to us in Jesus Christ the eternal Son.

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.

Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.

Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.

Almighty God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, I worship you.

Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord of the World, I worship you.

Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the people of God, I worship you.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever, Amen.



Lord, teach me to pray like this and to know you like this.


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