Prayers on The Calling of St Matthew

O almighty God,
who by the blessed Son
didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom
to be an apostle and evangelist
grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires
and inordinate love of riches,
and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
O Jesus, fill me with you love now, and I pray, accept me, and us me a little for your
glory. O do, do, I pray, accept me and my service, and take all the glory.
Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to thee
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and purposeful for thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as thou shalt choose.
Take my will, and make it thine:
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is thine own:
It shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for thee.
I am no longer my own but yours.
Put me to what you will,
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low for you.
Let me be full, let me be empty,
let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours.
So be it.
And the covenant made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven.