Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pray For the Ego to Be Defeated (Prayer Summer)

Muslim woman, in Jerusalem

Going over some of my spiritual formation notes I found this prayer from A.W. Tozer, and read it again. It still expresses a desire of my heart. Because, sadly, I have had a desire to "be recognized" by people that comes out of my own needy, unhealed heart. I'm praying for more freedom from my own self.

Tozer wrote:

"O Christ, make me strong to overcome the desire to be wise and to be reputed wise by others as ignorant as myself. I turn from my wisdom as well as from my folly and flee to You, the wisdom of God and the power of God. Amen." (From The Knowledge of the Holy)

If this prayer expresses your heart, pray it throughout the day. Pray for the ego to be defeated. Lord, save me from myself.