A Blogger’s Prayer

Author: Ann Voskamp

I am no longer my own blogger, but Yours. Refine me with each post how You will, rank me how You will. Put me to service, put me to suffering.

Let me be a follower — instead of seeking followers. Let me post for You —  or be put aside for You. Lifted high, only for You, or brought low, all for You. Do with me and each post whatever You will, because You alone know best.

Let me not strive but submit; Let me not compete but care; Let me not desire hits but holiness. Let my blog be full of You, and let it be empty of me. Let me crave all things of You, let me care nothing of this world. Let my words be focussed only on the greatest of audiences: You. And You are enough.

May I write not for subscribers… but only for Your smile. May my daily affirmation be in the surety of my atonement not the size of my audience. May my identity be in the innumerable graces of Christ, never, God forbid, the numbers of my comments. May the only words that matter in my life not be the ones I write on a screen — but the ones I live with my skin.

I freely and heartily yield every sentence, every title, every post, every comment… or no comments… all to Your pleasure and perfect will. My only fame is that I bear your name. My only glory is the gift of Your Grace; my only readership, Your eyes that seek to and fro to find. Make this so.

Lord…you alone are my God, not Google; Jesus, you alone are my Savior, not sitemeters; And Holy Spirit, you alone are my Comforter, not comments.

So be it, today, yesterday, and every post to come. O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. This is my prayer I have made on earth, over this keyboard… let it be ratified in heaven.

In Jesus’ Name…

Amen.

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