Skip to comments.The Valley of Vision: Redemption and Reconciliation
Posted on 12/22/2004 11:08:41 AM PST by Gamecock
Wednesday, 22, December 2004
Blessed Lord Jesus,
No human mind could conceive or invent
Acting in eternal grace, thou art both
its messenger and its message,
lived out on earth through infinite compassion,
applying thy life to insult, injury, death,
that I might be redeemed, ransomed, freed.
Blessed be thou, O Father, for contriving this way,
Eternal thanks to thee, O Lamb of God,
for opening this way,
Praise everlasting to thee, O Holy Spirit,
for applying this way to my heart.
Glorious Trinity, impress the gospel on my soul,
until its virtue diffuses every faculty;
Let it be heard, acknowledged, professed, felt.
Teach me to secure this mighty blessing;
Help me to give up every darling lust,
to submit heart and life to its command,
to have it in my will,
controlling my affections,
moulding my understanding;
to adhere strictly to the rules of true religion,
not departing from them in any instance,
nor for any advantage in order to escape evil,
inconvenience or danger.
Take me to the cross to seek glory from its infamy;
Strip me of every pleasing pretence of righteousness
by my own doings.
O gracious Redeemer,
I have neglected thee too long,
often crucified thee,
crucified thee afresh by my impenitence,
put thee to open shame.
I thank thee for the patience that has borne with me
and for the grace that now makes me willing to be
O unite me to thyself with inseparable bonds,
that nothing may ever draw me back from thee,
my Lord, my Saviour.
I plan to post one each day and hope that each of you will benefit from a brief glimpse into the mind of the Puritans.
If you would like on or off of this ping list please let me know.
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It's a beautiful prayer. Thanks for sharing.
I bought the book a few weeks ago and it is awesome.
"Our first joy in salvation was like a tuning of our harps for everlasting song!" - C.H.Spurgeon
You don't hear too many Christians (myself included) make a request like that anymore.
Wonderful idea, Gamecock. Thank you for this beautiful prayer.
"...impress the gospel on my soul."
Their prose is poetry.