Entrust Yourself Entirely To The Lord: A Prayer By John Owen

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Mighty LORD, I entrust myself entirely to Your charge and care, in accordance with Your grace in Christ Jesus toward me. By Your power may I wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. Let me never make shipwreck of my faith! Protect me from those who depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. Let me have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train me for godliness, for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. May I toil and strive to this end, because I have my hope set on You, the living God (I Timothy 1, 2, 4). If we do not abide in prayer, we shall abide in cursed temptations. ~John Owen