Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bloggers Prayer




I am no longer my own blogger, but Thine, O Lord.

Refine me with each post how You will, rank me how You will.
Put me to service, or put me to suffering.
Let me post for Thee or be put aside for Thee,
Lifted high, only for Thee, or brought low, all for Thee.
Do with me and each post whatever you will, because You alone know best.

Let me not strive but submit Let me not compete but care
Let me not desire hits but holiness
Let me be a follower, instead of seeking followers.

Let my blog be full of Thee, and let it be empty of me.
Let me crave all things of Thee, let me care nothing of this world.
Let my words be worthy of the greatest of audiences: You.
And You are enough.

May I write not for subscribers… but only for Thy smile.
May my daily affirmation be in the surety of my atonement,
not the size of my audience.
May my identity be in the innumerable graces of Christ,
never, God forbid, the numbers of my comments.
May the only words that matter in my life not be the ones I write on a screen ---
but the ones I live with my skin.

I freely and heartily yield every sentence, every title, every post, every comment… or no comments… all to Thine pleasure and perfect will.

My only fame is that I bear Your name
My only glory is the gift of Your Grace
My only readership, Your eyes that seek to and fro to find a heart hard after You.
Make this so, oh Lord…

Yahweh, You alone are my God, not Google
Jesus, You alone are my Savior, not site meters
And Holy Spirit, You alone are my Comforter, not comments

So be it, today, yesterday, and every post to come.

This is my prayer I have made on earth and over this keyboard… let it be ratified in heaven.
Amen.

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9 comments:

chelsea said...

Love your prayer. May God bless you and may you have better blogs to be posted.


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Jenny said...

I adore this prayer <3 It has brightened my busy day!

God bless you and keep you safe x

mumbi said...

i second your prayer deitra,Amen to it! i love your commitment onto the lord... am so humbled.

Colleen said...

God bless. I like your prayer.

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Dallas, Dad, Big D & I said...

That is a beautiful poem. The meaning touches me. To have that desire to write what God would have you written regardless of the consequences. Awesome, living it as beautifully as it is written will be the challenge, I hope you are successful.

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