Young Prophet’s Prayer

And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity:
I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations
that are in the midst of thee;
and ye shall know that I  am the LORD that smiteth.”             
– Eze-7:9

I received the following content “Yong Prophet’s Prayer” through mail – A.W.Tozer’s Ordination Prayer -Mar 21, 2005. I liked the understanding of the prophet and hope you will like.

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 Thy voice and was afraid. Thou has called me to an awesome task in a grave and perilous hour. Thou art about to shake all nations and the earth and also heaven, that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
O Lord, my Lord, Thou has stooped to honor me to be Thy servant. No man taketh this honor upon himself save he that is called of God as was Aaron. Thou has ordained me Thy messenger to them that are stubborn of heart and hard of hearing. They have rejected Thee, 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 Thine. Thou has said, “I knew thee – I ordained thee – I sanctified thee,” and Thou hast also said, “Thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.” Who am I to argue with Thee or to call into question Thy sovereign choice? The decision is not mine but Thine. So be it, Lord. Thy will, not mine, be done.

Well do I know, Thou God of the prophets and the apostles, that as long as I honor Thee Thou will honor me. Help me therefore to take this solemn vow to honor Thee in all my future life and labors, whether by gain or by loss, by life or by death, and then to keep that vow unbroken while I live.

It is time, O God, for Thee to work, for the enemy has entered into Thy pastures and the sheep are torn and scattered. And false shepherds abound who deny the danger and laugh at the perils which surround Thy flock. The sheep are deceived by these hirelings and follow them with touching loyalty while the wolf closes in to kill and destroy. I beseech Thee, give me sharp eyes to detect the presence of the enemy; give me understanding to see and courage to report what I see faithfully. Make my voice so like Thine own that even the sick sheep will recognize it and follow Thee.

Lord Jesus, I come to Thee for spiritual preparation. Lay Thy hand upon me. Anoint me with the oil of the New Testament prophet. Forbid that I should be come a religious scribe and thus lose my prophetic calling. Save me from the curse that lies dark across the modern clergy, the curse of compromise, of imitation, of professionalism. Save me from the error of judging a church by its size, its popularity or the amount of its yearly offering. Help me to remember that I am a prophet – not a promoter, not a religious manager, but a prophet. Let me never become a slave to crowds. Heal my soul of carnal ambitions and deliver me from the itch for publicity. Save me from bondage to things. Let me not waste my days puttering around the house. Lay Thy terror upon me, O God, and drive me to the place of prayer where I may wrestle with principalities and powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world. Deliver me from overeating and late sleeping. Teach me self-discipline that I may be a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

I accept hard work and small rewards in this life. I ask for no easy place. I shall try to be blind to the little ways that could make life easier. If others seek the smoother path I shall try to take the hard way without judging them too harshly. I shall expect opposition and try to take it quietly when it comes. Or if, as sometimes it falleth out to Thy servants, I should have grateful gifts pressed upon me by Thy kindly people, stand by me then and save me from the blight that often follows. Teach me to use whatever I receive in such manner that will not injure my soul nor diminish my spiritual power. And if in Thy permissive providence honor should come to me from Thy church, let me not forget in that hour that I am unworthy of the least of Thy mercies, and that if men knew me as intimately as I know myself they would withhold their honors or bestow them upon others more worthy to receive them.

And now, O Lord of heaven and earth, I consecrate my remaining days to Thee; let them be many or few, as Thou wilt. Let me stand before the great or minister to the poor and lowly; that choice is not mine, and I would not influence it if I could. I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame and I choose it above all things on earth or in heaven.

Though I am chosen of Thee and honored by a high and holy calling, let me never forget that I am but a man of dust and ashes, a man with all the natural faults and passions that plague the race of men. I pray Thee, therefore, my Lord and Redeemer, save me from myself and from all the injuries I may do myself while trying to be a blessing to others. Fill me with Thy power by the Holy Spirit, and I will go in Thy strength and tell of Thy righteousness, even Thine only. I will spread abroad the message of redeeming love while my normal powers endure.

Then, dear Lord, when I am old and weary and too tired to go on, have a place ready for me above, and make me to be numbered with Thy saints in glory everlasting.

Amen. AMEN.

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Lord God Repented ! ! – Do I Repent?… Should I?…. from the Holy Bible (KJV)

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

– Jam-4:10

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I am no preacher, but, am a sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” God gave me the following verses in the context of Lord God Repented from the Book of Life (The Holy Bible-King James Version).

Word Web Meaning for “Repent”

atone, regret, rue

Exo-32:11. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, 
       why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, 
       which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, 
       and with a mighty hand? 
 12. Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, 
       For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, 
       and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, 
       and repent of this evil against thy people.

Exo-32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil
which he thought to do unto his people.

1Sa-15:35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death:
nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul:
and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

2Sa-24:15. So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning 
     even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan 
     even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

2Sa-24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it,
the LORD repented him of the evil,
and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough:
stay now thine hand.
And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing place of Araunah the Jebusite.

Jer-26:18. Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, 
           and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; 
           Zion shall be plowed  like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, 
           and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.

Jer-26:19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death?
did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD,
and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them?
Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.

Amo-7:2. And it came to pass,  
         that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, 
         then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: 
         by whom shall Jacob arise? for he  is small.

Amo-7:3 The LORD repented for this:
It shall not be, saith the LORD.

4. Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, 
   the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, 
   and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part. 
5. Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: 
   by whom shall Jacob arise? for he  is small.

Amo-7:6 The LORD repented for this:
This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.

Jon-3:8. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, 
         and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, 
         and from the violence that  is in their hands. 
      9. Who can tell  if God will turn and repent, 
         and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Jon-3:10 And God saw their works,
that they turned from their evil way;
and God repented of the evil,
that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did  it not.

Matt 21:28. But what think ye? A  certain man had two sons; 
and he came to the first, and said, 
Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
29. He answered and said, I will not: 
    but afterward he repented, and went. 
30. And he came to the second, and said likewise. 
    And he answered and said, I  go, sir: and went not. 
31. Whether of them twain did the will of  his father? 
    They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto  them, 
    Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and 
    the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
(23. ....chief priests and the elders of the people ....)
32. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, 
    and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: 
    and ye, when ye had seen  it, repented not afterward, 
    that ye might believe him.

Word Web Meaning for
publican” -barkeep, barkeeper, barman, bartender, mixologist
1. The keeper of a public house
harlot” –  (Usage: vulgar); cyprian, prostitute,  tart, trull, wench, woman of the street,
1. woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money.

Matt 27: 3. Then Judas, which had betrayed him,
when he saw that he was condemned,
and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Luk 17:3. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, 
          rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
       4. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, 
          and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, 
          I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. “


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