(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)
“Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening!” 1 Samuel 3:9
Lord, I may not expect to hear You speak to me with an audible voice, as You spoke to Samuel; but by Your Word and by Your Spirit — You still speak to the hearts of Your people.
O Lord, but speak thus unto me. Speak to my mind, my conscience, and my heart . . .
words of instruction,
words of warning,
words of reproof,
words of counsel,
words of comfort —
according as You, in Your infinite wisdom, see fit.
Speak to me as my Savior — tell me of Your redeeming mercy.
Speak to me as my Friend — draw near and commune with my heart.
Speak to me as my Father — and tell me of Your care and constant love.
When burdened with sin, say unto me, “I, even I, am He who blots out your sins as a cloud, and your transgressions as a thick cloud!”
When struggling with inward corruption, say unto my soul, “I am your salvation!”
When distressed in the hour of trial, say unto me, “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you — I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
In every time of need, say to my heart, “My grace is sufficient for you.”
“Speak Lord, for Your servant is listening!”
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