By Roscoe Barnes III, PhD
Author, F.F. Bosworth: The Man Behind “Christ the Healer”
Copyright © 2022
This photo was taken at a FGBMFI meeting in Miami, Florida. Left to right are Raymond T. Richey, Texas; F.F. Bosworth, Florida; Demos Shakarian, California. Photo: Full Gospel Men’s Voice Magazine
Will Count for Time and Eternity, Because
He Prayed Earnestly for Himself!
Previous to this, He had given us what is known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” No one has been able to unfold the depths and riches of this short prayer.
One of the most sacred themes in Scripture is the subject of prayer and the prayers therein.
Great men, who have really known God, have known the excellency of prayer.
The following prayers were found in the Bible of F.F. Bosworth, after he recently passed to his reward. They were carefully written in his own handwriting, with this notation accompanying them: “My wholehearted prayers for myself during the day, before every night service while in Africa, Cuba and Japan. F.F. Bosworth.”
Do “abundantly above all I ask or think” according to the power that worketh in me.
Let Thy glory be seen in me while I preach.
Fill me with Thy compassion for the people while I preach to them.
Work in me “to will and to do Thy good pleasure.”
Make me Thy voice – Thy transmitter to the people.
Make me “more than a conqueror” in all things while I am preaching.
Make me strong in the grace that is Christ while I am preaching.
While I am preaching, manifest the gift of prophecy.
Let my preaching be “by the glory of the Father” and “in the likeness of His resurrection.”
Give me “power over all the power of the enemy” in every service.
Exhibit in me the virtues of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Make known to me and through me “what is the riches of the glory of the mystery” – “Christ in me the hope of glory.”
May my preaching be “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”
Lord, be the strength of my physical heart a long as you are willing to let me serve on earth.
In my weakness let Thy strength be made perfect.
Manifest in me and through me the quietness, the unshaken faith, and the deep peace that pervades the Godhead.
Fill me with the love that “believeth all things.”
Give me the Spirit to worship while I am preaching.
Give me new and direct inspiration and revelation while I am preaching.
Father, let Thy Word in my lips become Your living, life-saving, faith-producing, inspiring voice.
Let it be Thy Word in my mouth that “cannot return unto Thee void.”
Lord help me to be under Thy full control tonight.
Let there flow from me “rivers of living water.”
Make me as much like Jesus as possible.
Give me the joy of descending thoughts – the thoughts poured in from above. Let heaven light up my lips.
Tonight exhibit not only Thy goodness but Thy greatness.
Let Thy infinite mind think through my finite mind and cause me to share the ideas and powers which rule the universe. Harmonize my life with Thy mind and Thy will.
These prayers of F.F. Bosworth reveal the most sublime acquaintance and communion which existed between this patriarch of faith and the Father. They are brought forth from his Bible and sent forth to the world in the belief that they will profoundly influence the prayers and lives of multitudes through the earth!
T.L. Osborn's Farewell to His Mentor, F.F. Bosworth: Tribute published in March 1958 issue of 'Full Gospel Men’s Voice' magazine. See here.
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