This prayer was sent to us by Pastor Wayne Hoag at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, CA. It is one that was given to him by Leonard Ravenhill some 30 years ago. He was good friends with A.W. Tozer. This prayer is one that you can return to often, as a reminder of what God has called us to be and to do.
Written in 1950, A.W. Tozer
Prayer of a Minor Profit
Prayer of a Minor Prophet
This is the prayer of a man called to be a witness to the nations. This is what he said to his Lord on the day of his ordination. After the elders and ministers had prayed and laid their hands on him he withdrew to meet his Savior in the secret place and in the silence, farther in than his well-meaning brethren could take him. And he said:
O Lord, I have heard Your voice and was afraid. You have called me to an awesome task in a grave and perilous hour. You are about to shake all nations and the earth and also heaven, that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. O Lord, my Lord, You have stooped to honor me to be Your servant. No man takes this honor upon himself except he that is called of God as was Aaron. You have ordained me Your messenger to them who are stubborn of heart and hard of hearing. They have rejected You, the Master, and it is not to be expected that they will receive me, the servant.
My God, I shall not waste time deploring my weakness nor my unfittedness for the work. The responsibility is not mine, but Yours. You have said, "I knew you - I ordained you - I sanctified you," and You have also said, "You shall go to all that I shall send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak." Who am I to argue with You or to call into question Your sovereign choice? The decision is not mine but Yours. So be it, Lord. Your will, not mine, be done.
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