Both are phenomenal!
Jesus is a friend to Randy. When he writes, I read. When he speaks at Abilene or Tulsa or wherever, I listen. I promise I’ve stolen so much from Randy’s ministry that I’ve incorporated into my own he could probably sue me….
Jesus is Randy’s friend. And it’s evident in his life’s work.
He concludes Soul Work: Confessions of a Part Time Monk with the Wesleyan Covenant prayer. I first heard the prayer in college. It’s raw. Powerful. And right where we need to be! In 2010 I sat in on a forum at Abilene in which Randy centered the group on this amazing prayer. And in Soul Work he concludes with what he calls the most powerful and dangerous prayer we can pray:
“I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed for you or laid aside by you.
Let me be full, let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, O gracious and blessed God.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are mine, and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven.
May we be so bold as to pray such prayers!
Glory to God!