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Rick Warren - Whatever it Takes Prayer

Rick Warren delievered this prayer at the Hillsong Conference in 2006. We hope it encourages you.

'Today I’m stepping across the line. I’m tired of waffling and I’m finished with wavering. I’m going God’s way. There’s no turning back now.

I will live the rest of my life serving God’s purposes with God’s people on God’s planet for God’s glory.  I will use my life to

celebrate His presence, 
cultivate His character, 
fellowship with His family, 
demonstrate His love,
and communicate His word.

I refuse to waste any more time or energy on

shallow living, 
petty thinking, 
trivial talking, 
careless doing, 
useless regretting, 
hurtful resenting,
or needless worrying.

Instead I will

magnify the Lord, 
grow in maturity, 
serve in ministry,
and fulfill the purposes He has for me.

I will value

worship over wealth, 
“we” over “me,” 
character over comfort, 
service over status,
and people over position, possessions, or pleasures.   

I know what matters most, and I’ll give it all I’ve got. I’ll do the best I can with what I have for Christ today. I won’t be

captivated by culture, 
influenced by critics, 
motivated by praise, 
frustrated by problems, 
overcome by temptations, 
or intimidated by the devil.  

I’ll keep running the race with my eyes on the goal. When times get tough, and I get tired, I won’t

back up, 
back off, 
back down,  
back out,
or backslide.

I’ll just keep pressing forward by God’s grace. I’m Spirit-filled, purpose-driven, and mission-focused; so I won’t be bought, I will not be compromised, and I shall not quit until I have finished the race.

To my  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say: Whenever, wherever, and whatever You ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever you lead, whatever the cost; I’m ready. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway.

Whatever it takes, Lord; whatever it takes!'

RICK WARREN