Uncle John’s daily prayer

John Stott passed away from this earthly scene late last year. He lived a unspectacular life, left a remarkable legacy and set a tremendous example of integrity and faithfulness to millions. As a nod to the life and memorial legacies of ‘Uncle John’, and because of having it fixed to my bathroom mirror for some time…..I share this great morning prayer.

“Almighty and everlasting God,
Creator and Sustainer of the universe, I worship you.
Lord Jesus Christ,
Saviour and Lord of the world, I worship you.
Holy Spirit,
Sanctifier of the people of God, I worship you.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father, I pray that this day
I may live in your presence and please you more and more.
Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that this day
I may take up my cross and follow you.
Holy Spirit, I pray that this day your fruit may ripen in my life –
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons and one God, have mercy upon me. Amen.”