Prayer: A me, me salva Domine!

Write this one down and memorize it!

Oh Lord, this mercy I humbly beg: that whatever you give me up to, do not give me up to the ways of my own heart.  If you will give me up to be afflicted, tempted, or reproached, I will patiently sit down and say, ‘It is the Lord; let him do with me what seems good in his own eyes.’  Do anything with me, Lord, lay what burden you will upon me, but please, do not give me up to the ways of my own heart.

Or, in Augustine’s terse words: A me, me salva Domine!

Quotes rephrased from Thomas Brooks, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1997) 50.

shane lems

sunnyside wa

2 thoughts on “Prayer: A me, me salva Domine!”

  1. Thanks for this great quote, Shane. This little book has been sitting on my shelf unread for some time now. This quote makes me want to pick it up and read it. I appreciate your blog. Keep up the good work!


    1. Thanks, Shawn. Beware when you read the book: It is utterly serious. It will twist your insides around because we live in a culture that lacks seriousness. On top of that, it will remind you that you are nothing and Christ is everything. This is a great combo, but it’ll hurt like a rough surgery.

      for the gospel,


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