A Prayer For The Earth To Be Filled With God’s Glory
By Andrew Murray
O God! Thou didst send Thy Son to be the Savior of the world. Thou didst give Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him. And Thou didst pour out Thy Spirit upon all flesh, commissioning as many as received Him to make known and pass on the wondrous blessing. In the love and power in which Thy Spirit was sent forth, He likewise sends forth those who yield themselves to Him, to be the instruments of His power in glorifying Thy Son. We bless Thee for this divine and most glorious salvation.
O our God! we stand amazed, and abased, at the sloth and neglect of Thy church in not fulfilling her divine commission; we are humbled at our slowness of heart to perceive and believe what Thy Son did promise, to obey His will and finish His work. We cry to Thee, our God! Visit Thy church, and let Thy Spirit, the Spirit of the Divine Sending, fill all her children.
O my Father! I dedicate myself afresh to Thee, to live and labor, to pray and travail, to sacrifice and suffer for Thy kingdom. I accept anew in faith the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of Christ, and yield myself to His indwelling. I humbly plead with Thee, give me and all Thy children to be so mightily strengthened by the Holy Spirit that Christ may possess heart and life, and our one desire be that the whole earth may be filled with glory. Amen.
– From The Spirit Of Christ by Andrew Murray.