John Stott’s Daily Prayer

John Stott’s Daily Prayer November 20, 2011

From CP:

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may live this day in your presence and please you more and more.

Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life:

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control

Holy, blessed and glorious trinity, three persons in one God, have mercy upon me.

Almighty God, Creator and sustainer of the universe, I worship you.

Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord of the World, I worship you.

Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the people of God, I worship you.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be forever, Amen.


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  • Charles

    Thoroughly Trinitarian, thoroughly Christocentric, thorougly John Stott. A wonderful way to “collect” and focus one’s life every day.

  • DRT

    Is “and please you more and more.” a way for us to communicate that we want to be in conformance with god, or does he mean please god?

  • And Stott continues to teach me how to be a Christian and a pastor . . .

  • Thanks for sharing this. Love it.

  • Since he is talking to the Heavenlt Ftaher — “please you more and more” is fine though he could have capitalized “You”. I still prefer that even if teh style manuals say you do not have to do this any more — same with “Trinity”. In other words no real problem with the content of Stott’s prayer.

  • Sory about typos “Heavenly Father” and “the” style manuals.

  • Evelyn

    Anglican roots and evangelical branches – exactly what one would expect.
    Lovely.

  • Evelyn

    Forgot to add: thank you for sharing this. Blessings.