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Only to Your Glory

from the book, ONE WITH OUR FATHER 

John 12:1-33

Father, pour me out as a fragrance,

Plant me as a seed,
dead to myself and my own future,
alive only to grow into Your greater purpose.
Otherwise, I remain
single, and

From me and my dying
gain fruit,
gain glory for Yourself.
O Father, this world so needs to see Your glory!
We need to see the light of all You are.
We need to fully grasp
Your greatness,
Your goodness, and
Your constant, personal presence.
With Jesus, may Your glory be
my constant focus and
my deepest desire.

From this point on, help me to think of myself
only in You,
only as part of You and
all You are doing.
May thoughts of my success and my glory be
buried, and
gone forever.

With Jesus, Father,
now and forever
may I think and speak and be only
in You,
from You,
through You, and
to You.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: Make My Life a Holy Fragrance
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I Follow You

“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23, NASB) 

Jesus, these same words that you spoke to Your disciples so long ago,
You speak to me today.

You want me to know You.
You want to be close to me always.

But I must set aside my own plans and selfish interests.

I must be ready to follow You, even if it means discomfort and sacrifice.

Lord Jesus, I don’t know what’s best for me.
But I believe that You do.

I love You, and I trust You.

Lord Jesus, today
I set aside my plans and
follow You.

Listen and sing:
Hymn: In Your Steps
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