Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.
✙ 1 Samuel 3:9
✙Master, speak! thy servant heareth,
waiting for thy gracious word,
longing for thy voice that cheereth,
Master, let it now be heard.
I am listening, Lord, for thee;
what hast thou to say to me?
Speak to me by name, O Master,
let me know it is to me;
speak, that I may follow faster,
with a step more firm and free,
where the Shepherd leads the flock,
in the shadow of the Rock!
Master, speak! though least and lowest,
let me not unheard depart;
Master, speak! for oh, thou knowest
all the yearning of my heart,
knowest all its truest need;
speak! and make me blest indeed.
A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; she was from the city of Thyatira and a dealer in purple cloth. The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul.
✙ Acts 16:14
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
Master, speak! and make me ready,
when thy voice is truly heard,
with obedience glad and steady,
still to follow every word.
I am listening, Lord, for thee:
Master, speak, oh speak to me!
✙ Frances Ridley Havergal (1867)
After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.
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