(see also HOLY)
At a meeting of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bobby Richardson, former New York
Yankee second baseman, offered a prayer that is a classic in brevity and poignancy:
"Dear God, Your will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Amen."
Prayers of Consecration
May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love, and joy of God's
presence and not a moment without the entire surrender of my self as a vessel for Him to
fill full of His Spirit and His love."
Charles Spurgeon was saved on January 6, 1850, and on February 1 he wrote the following
prayer of consecration: O great and unsearchable God, who knowest my heart, and triest all
my ways; with a humble dependence upon the support of Thy Holy Spirit, I yield up myself
to Thee; as Thy own reasonable sacrifice, I return to Thee Thine own. I would be for ever,
unreservedly, perpetually Thine; whilst I am on earth, I would serve Thee; and may I enjoy
Thee and praise Thee for ever! Amen.
Charles Spurgeon, Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching &
Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 235.