During a very difficult time in Hudson Taylor’s missionary work in China, he sent home the following prayer request. It is timely for all of us today.
“Pray that the Lord will ever give me a single eye, clear judgment, wisdom and gentleness, a patient spirit, unwavering purpose, unshaken faith, and Christ-like love needed for the efficient discharge of my duties.”
READ THIS PRAYER AGAIN. It is not only concise, it is also spiritually deep and broad in application to every area of life and ministry. We rarely pray like this, but prayers of this depth open the door for the Holy Spirit to develop godly character, spiritual stamina and endurance.
GO AHEAD, use this prayer in your personal conversation with God for yourself and others.
Howard Taylor, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Moody Publishers, 2009, page 148.
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