A New Year’s Prayer

This is a poem/prayer I wrote and posted at the beginning of 2011.  I hope you will pray it with all your heart.

But be careful.  God loves to answer prayers that are in accordance with His purposes.  (Phil 3:10)

Pray it with me.  It’s worth it.


Do What You Must

Do what You must almighty God
To make me more like Your Son,
Empty me of all envy and pride
And fill me again with love.

Whatever it takes I earnestly pray
To make me a man of Your Word,
Take me to the depths of sufferings deep
Lead me down the Calvary road.

I’ll take up my cross whatever the cost
If You grant the strength and grace,
I’ll follow you Lord, my Savior, my God
To highest of heights or grave.

My dreams and my plans I place on your altar
And to them I raise my knife,
You give and you take, my gracious Provider
You kill and you bring to life.

I ask not for health nor prospering wealth
But one thing I need and trust,
That I might become a man like Your Son
To this end Lord, do what You must.


Writing that you might not gain the whole world and lose your soul,