Written by cycleguy on May 6th, 2020

In my last post I mentioned that I was looking for something in one of my old journals. I found it, along with the thoughts from the previous post.  I would like to include what I was looking for in this post for you to keep and have available.

There is a story behind this. Back in late 2016 and early 2017 I was dry. I had been hit by a hit-n-run driver while riding my bike in November of 2016. In February I did an endo while going down a hill. To this day I have no clue what happened. But as painful as the lessons were, combined they woke me up from my slumber.  This reading was one of the first things I latched onto after the first accident (or shortly before). I knew I wasn’t right and something had to give. I share it with you:

O Holy Spirit of God,

come now and live forever in my heart and in my thoughts.

Be the inspiration, through the Word,

for all my thoughts and deeds.

Take possession of my imagination and grant

that all my thoughts may be in line with the Word.

Take possession of the deepest core of my will,

and through Your Word, control my life in its totality.

God-given Word, be with me in my silence and in my words,

when I work and when I relax, in the freshness of the morning

and also the melancholy of the night.

Grant me the grace, Spirit of the Word, to delight

in the mystery of Your pronouncements.

Make my heart an altar and pour the

purifying fire of Your love into it.

Spirit of the Word, be with me today in everything I do.

Don’t let me deny friendliness and courtesy to those around

me, for I know I’m being true to the Word in the way I treat others.

O Holy Spirit, be with me when I

read and study the Word today.

Grant that it would refresh my spirit

so that I will keep on seeking in it

the pure, and the good, and the true.

Lord Jesus, You broke the bread there at the lake,

break every day Your Bread of Life for me, O Lord.   Amen.

It reminds me of the hold hymn “Break Thou the Bread of Life” and I would find myself breaking out in a quiet song after reading it. May this reading open your heart to listening to God speak through His Word.


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pam says:

    Thank you for sharing this Bill. I think we all go through those times spiritually–and sometimes they can seem unending. Praying this in sincerity opens our hearts to God’s indwelling and leading.

  2. What an inspiring prayer, Bill! Yes, Lord, let me become one with Your eternal Word.

  3. gail kempe says:

    I have been studying Habakkuk, and I can certainly identify with him, when he questions the why, and how. I need to be reminded that I need to trust the who, and Gods sovereignty, even when I cannot comprehend the circumstances. This is an awesome pray, reminds me of how dependent I am on God. It is not my own discipline, or anything that I can do to strengthen my heart with God, its just me stepping out of the way so God can be free to teach and open up my heart. Proverbs 3 5-6

    • cycleguy says:

      Glad you like the prayer Gail. Also good to see you learning from Habakkuk. he was on the money when it came to emotions and questions. Thanks for coming by.

  4. Only a Holy Awesome, wonderful God could put into the heart of man through the Holy Spirit a prayer such as that. It’s not something the human man would pray, only a spiritual blood washed man or women would pour out such words.

    I post on my facebook wall a short message by Clarence Sexton about the Scotland revival and how it is still affecting people today, even our president. The story is true but the sincerity of Bro. Sexton as he tell it and pours his heart out at the end challenges my heart every time I listen to it and I have been listening to it everyday since I first heard it. It brings my mind into focus on the power of God working behind the scenes of our world to bring about His kingdom.

    • cycleguy says:

      I appreciate your thoughts Betty. I am not familiar with Mr. Sexton. Sounds like a pretty cool challenge. Hope you are settled into your new home by now.