As I continue my three-month house of prayer internship, I have been reading some from John G. Lake and thought I would share. His “Prayer of Consecration” is at the end of this post.
“So there arises in the heart the desire and prayer for the Spirit of God to eject, crucify, and destroy every tendency of opposition to the Holy Spirit. Think not that thou shall attain the highest in God until within thine own soul a heavenly longing to be like Him who gave His life for us possesses thine heart.
Think not to come within the court of God with stain upon thine garments. Think not that heaven can smile upon a nature fowled through evil contact. Think not that Christ can dwell within temples seared by flames of hate. No! The heart of man must first be purged by holy fire and washed from every stain by cleansing blood. Know ye not that he whose nature is akin to God’s must ever feel the purging power of Christ within?”
Yes, Lord. Do it. Purify us and purge us of anything and everything in opposition to Your Spirit and Your Kingdom coming and Your will being done. Make me a vessel of You, a vessel of Your holiness, Your truth, Your love, and Your glory. You be greater and I less and less, it’s all about You! Make me into a habitation for You alone, a dwelling place for You, God.
Prayer of Consecration from John G. Lake:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You boldly in Jesus’ name. Take me as I am. I now give myself – my heart, my mind, my body, my time, talents and treasure to you. Fill me and possess me. I renounce all sins, self and satan. Jesus, sanctify me. Cleanse me, purge me, purify me. Your will be done in my life, on earth as it is in heaven. Let me manifest a faithful spirit, a pure mind and a sickless body to your glory. Amen.”