Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Morning Prayer

From time to time I like to post a quote from a particular author. This morning, though, as I read through a prayer from The Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan prayers, there wasn't one particular quote I could share. So I decided to post the whole thing. Read, pray and enjoy.

Most High God, the universe with all its myriad creatures is thine,
made by thy word, upheld by thy power, governed by thy will.
But thou art also the Father of mercies,
           the God of all grace,
           the bestower of all comfort,
          the protector of the saved.
Thou hast been mindful of us, hast visited us,
preserved us, given us a goodly heritage--
          the Holy Scriptures, 
          the joyful gospel,
          the Savior of souls,
We come to thee in Jesus' name,
     make mention of his righteousness only,
     plead his obedience and sufferings
       who magnified the law both in its precepts and penalty,
          and made it honourable.
May we be justifed by his blood,
          saved by his life
          joined to his Spirit.
Let us take up his cross and follow him.
May the agency of thy grace prepare us for thy dispensations.
Make us willing that thou shouldest choose our inheritance
  and determine what we shall retain or lose, suffer or enjoy;
If blessed with prosperity may we be free from its snares,
     and use, not abuse, its advantages;
May we patiently and cheerfully submit to those whose afflictions which are 
When we are tempted to wander, hedge up our way,
                                                          excite in us abhorrence of sin,
                                                          wean us from the present evil world,
Assure us that we shall at last enter Immanuel's land
     where none is ever sick,
          and the sun will always shine.

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