That prayer that’s been going around

At the funeral yesterday for the Most Rev William George Curlin, Bishop Emeritus of Charlotte NC, we learned a few things about him. For instance, there’s an old prayer that’s been making the rounds which is partly made up of the Lord’s Prayer and the prayer Jesus made in His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane to our Heavenly Father. It’s a short prayer which instantaneously evokes an examination of conscience with a contrite heart and an enthusiasm to do God’s will. The bishop had this prayer framed and placed on the wall beside his bed:

“Thy will, O Lord, be done.

  • Nothing more.
  • Nothing less.
  • Nothing else.
  • Amen.”

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One response to “That prayer that’s been going around

  1. Let me share with you
    A prayer that’s going ’round
    If we truly live it
    We’ll see that it’s profound

    “Thy will, O Lord, be done.
    Nothing more. Nothing less.
    And Nothing else.Amen.”
    Let my soul profress

    Though difficult to live
    Repeating these words be
    A prayer to mold the heart
    A change in my will, see

    Using giftings blessed
    In light of kingdoms view
    In good times and in bad
    Trust to place in You

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