Thursdays With Oswald—Stir Me, Oh Lord

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.

Oswald Chambers

Stir me, Oh Lord!

Stir me, oh! stir me, Lord, I care not how, 
   But stir my heart in passion for the world! 
Stir me to give, to go—but most to pray;
   Stir, till the blood-red banner is unfurled 
O’er lands that still in heathen darkness lie, 
O’er deserts where no Cross is lifted high. 
 
Stir me, oh! stir me, Lord, till prayer is pain—
   Till prayer is joy—till prayer turns into praise! 
Stir me, till heart and will and mind—yea, all
   Is wholly Thine to use through all the day. 
Stir, till I learn to pray “exceedingly:” 
Stir, till I learn to wait expectantly.

From Christian Disciplines

Yes, Lord, yes! Stir me!

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