Teach Me, Lord

6/12/11: No matter how long I have known the Lord Jesus, I always need him to teach me how to love and serve him, how to obey him, how to be his witness, and how to love others with his love, so this is my prayer.

I want to walk in his ways, to do what he says, and to be his servant and witness always. I pray all the time that he will teach me how to love others like he loves me.

I do listen to my Lord, but not always as well as I should. Sometimes I battle with the flesh, but then I yield to his will and his ways, though not always. Sometimes he has to urge me to go the right way. I don’t want to stray from him. I don’t want to have idols in my life, so I pray regularly that he would show me anything in my life that is displeasing to him, or that he would convict me of any way in which I am sinning against him. Sometimes he does show me things, and I have to confess and turn from them. Other times he encourages me that he is pleased with me, and that I am walking in his truth.

Teach Me, Lord / An Original Work / June 12, 2011

Teach me, Lord, to walk in Your ways,
And observe all You command.
May I ever hasten to You,
And desire to not offend.
Teach me how to follow Your steps,
Gently guiding me each day.
May I love and serve You always,
Loving others, this I pray.

Teach me, Lord, to listen to You
Speaking Your words to my heart.
May I never stray from Your truth,
And from Your law ne’er depart.
Teach me how to instruct others
In the way that we should go,
Leading them by my life witness,
So that Jesus they should know.

Teach me, Lord, to be a light in
This dark world of grief and sin.
May I always care for others;
Share their burdens; help to mend.
Teach me how to share with them that
Jesus came to set them free,
So that they could be forgiven;
Live with Christ eternally.