Tuesday, June 19, 2012

 A Prayer by the late John Stott, former rector of All Souls Church. He began each day with the following prayer.

Good morning heavenly Father. Good morning Lord Jesus. Good morning Holy Spirit. 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, Amen.

I love this prayer because in just a few words, it expresses our need to be filled with the fulness of who God is.
We need the Father.
We need the Son.
We need the Holy Spirit.

Why not pray this prayer at the start of each new day?