The Prayer of Love

Romans 5:20-21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”

“Gracious Lord,

Thy name is Love, in love receive my prayer. My sins are more than the wide sea’s sand, but where sin abounds, there is grace more abundant.

Look to the cross of thy beloved Son, and view the preciousness of His atoning blood; listen to His never failing intercession, and whisper to my heart, “Thy sins are forgiven, be of good cheer, lie down in peace.”

Grace cataracts from Heaven and flows forever, and mercy never wearies in bestowing benefits.

Grant me more and more to prize the privilege of prayer,

to come to thee as a sin-soiled sinner,

to find pardon in Thee,

to converse with thee;

to know Thee in prayer as

the path in which my feet tread,

the latch upon the door of my lips,

the light that shines through my eyes,

the music of my ears,

the marrow of my understanding,

the strength of my will,

the power of my affection,

the sweetness of my memory.

May the matter of my prayer be always wise, humble, submissive, obedient, scriptural, Christ-like. Give me an unwavering faith that supplications are never in vain, that if I seem not to obtain my petitions I shall have larger, richer answers, surpassing all that I may ask or think.

Unsought, thou hast given me the greatest gift, the person of thy Son, and in Him will be all  I need.”

Taken from “The Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions” by Arthur Bennett

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