Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Prayer from Elizabeth Elliott

Lord, we give You thanks
for all that You in Your mercy have given us
to be and to do and to have.

Deliver us, Lord, from all greed
to be and to do and to have
anything not in accord with Your holy purposes.

Teach us to rest quietly
in Your promise to supply,
recognizing that if we don't have it,
we don't need it.

Teach us to desire Your will--
nothing more, nothing less,
and nothing else.

For Jesus' sake.

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