Sunday Soothings

Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

“O, my Savior,

Help me, I am slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights; I am pained by my graceless heart, my prayerless days, my poverty of love, my sloth in the heavenly race, my sullied conscience, my wasted hours, my unspent opportunities.

I am blind while the light shines around me: take the scales from my eyes, grind to dust the evil heart of unbelief.

Make it my chiefest joy to study thee, meditate on thee, gaze on thee, sit like Mary at thy feet, lean like John upon thy breast, appeal like Peter to thy love, count like Paul all things dung.

Give me increase and progress in grace so that there may be more decision in my character, more vigour in my purposes, more elevation in my life, more fervour in my devotion, more constancy in my zeal.

As I have a position in this world, keep me from making the world my position; may I never seek in the creature what I can find in the Creator; Let not faith cease from seeking thee until it vanishes into sight.

Ride forth in me, thou King of Kings and Lord of Lords, that I may live victoriously, and in victory attain my end.”

Excerpt taken from “Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions” by Arthur Bennett.

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