A Prayer of Surrender


“LORD, lead me in Your will.

Teach me Your ways.

Show me what I do not know.

I want to serve You, for no other reason than serving You.

I want to be with You all the time and be aware of Your Presence.

I want to live in harmony with Your will and in obedience to Your heart.

I want to live in worship of You and with You.

LORD use me as You will.

Change me and continue to change me.

I don’t want to be anything more or anything else, or anything other than what You would have me to be, and do.

I want all things in me, and done through my life, to always cause You to be seen and glorified.

I never want to stand in the way of Your glory.

Please hide me always that others may see You and never me, or rather keep me from being seen at all.

I love You and I want to remain in Your Love always.”


This prayer I prayed in 1991 at the beginning of my ministry when God began using me in a powerful miracle ministry.

It has been the prayer of my heart ever since, and still is today.

It is the prayer that will position you in rightstanding with Him if it brims over your lips from an overflowing heart.

It was His prayer poured out through my heart – study the points in it carefully.

It is the prayer that centres everything around Him, focuses everything on Him and brings all in your life to remain in yielded worship at His feet.

It is the prayer that is a pride slayer, that keeps Him on the Throne of your life and you worshipping before it.

It is the prayer of SURRENDER!


~ Johann van der Hoven

Johann van der HovenJohann van der Hoven is in South Africa.  He has been serving the LORD in ministry since 1991 and has hosted numerous apostolic revival meetings in South Africa and in South America.  He also currently pioneers a organic church planting movement across South Africa.  For more information about him and his ministry visit Fellowship of Believers or Revival.

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