Prayer for the week: from Tammy Faye Bakker

“I trust you with myself”

It was a disturbing sight and yet I couldn’t look away.

Tammy Fayer Bakker Messner was on “Larry King Live” talking about her life, her cancer, and her impending death. She was emaciated and frail with her trademark heavy make-up and she struggled to breathe but she wanted to talk about God.

When King asked her what she did to face the ultimate enemy—death—she said her faith was strong. “I just pray every day to God, and I say to him, ‘I trust you with me.’”

This is a deep prayer for someone facing death. And it is a deep prayer for facing life as well.

To trust God with my self, to proclaim freely and without reserve, “I trust you with me” requires me to know just Who it is that I am entrusting myself to. To surrender myself means I know—deeply—Who it is that I surrender to.

So, this week, my prayer is, “I trust you with me.”

Tammy Faye Bakker Messner died July 21, 2007.

One thought on “Prayer for the week: from Tammy Faye Bakker

  1. Very thought-provoking June! And yes, it is also a prayer that needs to be said, in the living. I will make it my prayer, in the midst of these transitions and time of healing – “I trust you with me.” Thanks, friend.

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