Why a site about prayer?

The purpose of this site is to encourage us to each go deeper in our prayer life. One way that we do that is by praying together. Another way we do that is by praying individually yet collectively on the same prayer themes. Our hope is that as we share prayers and reflect on them and pray over them at the same time in our individual lives, the Holy Spirit will speak to each of us and allow us to encourage and edify one another in prayer.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Prayer of St. Teresa

Govern everything by your wisdom, O Lord, so that my soul may always be serving you
in the way you will
and not as I choose.
Let me die to myself so that I may serve you;
let me live to you who are life itself.


Attributed to St. Teresa Of Avila


  1. Yes Lord, you are life itself. I long to die to self and love for you alone. Fix my eyes on you, Jesus! Amen.

    1. “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
      -‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:4‬

    2. "I want to see you as you are, faithful and true, mighty to save." - Melissa Helser

      Allow me to trust your wisdom, Father. You are faithful and true. It is who you are!

  2. You are life itself. The Way. The Truth. The Life. I want to live in You. Amen

  3. Govern everything Lord. Keep me from willful sins. Forgive all of my sins, even the smallest thought. Make me pure like yourself. Amen

  4. In the way you will and not as I choose... lead me, govern me with your wisdom. Guide me Spirit, into the place of truth. I long to honor and serve you. Amen.

  5. Let me live to you. Where else would I go than to be with you Lord. Own my every breath, heartbeat, thought. Filter all of me through all of you before I enter this world as we wait for your second coming. King Jesus! Amen

  6. You are the one does the work. I don't have to try harder to follow. You are the author and perfector of my faith. You, Lord, are the one who governs me with wisdom. Lead me. Shape me. Transform me by your Holy Spirit of truth. I surrender to you so that I might live for you alone. You are mighty to save, faithful and true. In your light I have life itself. Thank you God. Amen.

    1. 7 The Lord reigns forever;
      he has established his throne for judgment.
      8 He rules the world in righteousness
      and judges the peoples with equity.
      9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
      a stronghold in times of trouble.
      10 Those who know your name trust in you,
      for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

      Psalm 9:7-10

  7. Lord, you are life itself. Hallelujah! Amen

  8. Die to self. Live to you. You are life itself. Govern me with your wisdom, Lord. Lead me Abba. My life is in your hands. Amen.

  9. You are life. You are life. Living. Living water. Living bread. Bread of life. Be my everything, Jesus.