Friday, February 19, 2016

The Vision (2.19.16): Philip Henry's Prayer

Note:  I shared this prayer Sunday before last at the close of the sermon on Membership in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12):

Philip Henry, the father of the great commentator Matthew Henry, taught his children to pray these words of commitment:

            I take God the Father to be my God;
            I take God the Son to be My Saviour;
            I take the Holy Ghost to be my Sanctifier;
            I take the Word of God to be my rule;
            I take the people of God to be my people;
            And I do hereby dedicate and yield my whole self to the Lord:
            And I do this deliberately, freely and forever.

May this also be our prayer.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

1 comment:

Mad Jack said...

That's a great prayer. Thanks!