Friday, October 14, 2011

Puritan Prayers 02

Here is the other Puritan Prayer that we used on Sunday:


O God of the highest heaven, occupy the throne of our hearts.
Take full possession and reign supreme,
lay low every rebellious lust,
let no vile passion take us;
manifest thy mighty power,
and make us yours forever.

You are worthy to be praised with our every breath,
Loved with our very soul,
served with every act of our lives.

You have loved us, adopted us, received us, purchased, washed,
favored, clothed, adorned us,
when we were worthless, vile, soiled, and polluted.

We were dead in iniquities,
having no eye to see you,
no ear to hear you,
no taste to relish your joys,
no intelligence to know you;
But your spirit has quickened us,
has brought us into a new world as a new creature,
has given us spiritual perception,
has opened to us your word as light, guide, solace, joy.

Your presence is to us a treasure of unending peace;
No provocation can part us from your sympathy,
For you have drawn us with cords of love, and have forgiven us daily, hourly.

O help us then to walk worthy of your love, of our hopes, and our vocation.

Keep us, for we cannot keep ourselves;
protect us that no evil comes upon us;
Let us lay aside every sin admired of many;
help us to walk by your side, lean on your arm, hold conversation with you alone.
That we may be salt of the earth and a blessing to all.

Adapted from The Valley of Vision.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I thought you might like to use this on your web site, or for yourself. A free prayer book by Matthew Henry called 'A Method for Prayer' 1710 edition, with added devotional prayers and Bible helps. You can use the audio files for the book if you like.