Take Me Lord

William Still closes his book The Work of the Pastor, a summary of a lifetime’s experience in pastoral ministry, with the following prayer:

"Take me, Lord, at whatever cost. Make me a quiet, or roaring flame of fire, as You wish, to burn up the dross of evangelical life in our day, and sear the tails of the demons of ungodliness and filth which are roaming unchecked in society. Then build the church and Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Use me, Lord, use me, for service or sacrifice."

Challenge: Pray through this prayer this week and see how God answered and where you feel led to service or sacrifice.