A Breath Prayer of Surrender

“Though Christ demands complete, unconditional surrender, we continue to fight our losing battle, giving up just a bit at a time. Though I promise complete, unconditional surrender [to God], I constantly find new ways in which I am resisting God’s will, new areas of my life that insist on having their own way. Surrender is not once and for all, but every day a little more. As John the baptizer said in a different context, “He must increase, but I must decrease’ (John 3:30). I have made this verse into a breath prayer: ‘More of you, Lord, less of me.’ It serves as a reminder of my desire to surrender more fully throughout the day. It is also the mantra that I use for centering at the beginning of more formal prayer times.”
by Keith Beasley-Topliffe
in Surrendering to God: Living the Covenant Prayer

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