God the Source of all Good (From Valley of Vision) Puritan Prayers. (On The 1st anniversary of my Father’s death).

O Lord God, who inhabits eternity,
The heavens declare your glory,
The earth your riches,
The universe is your temple;
Your presence fills immensity,
Yet You have of your pleasure created life,
and communicated happiness;
You have made me what I am,
and given me what I have;
In You I live and move and have my being;
Your providence has set the bounds of my habitation,
and wisely administers all my affairs.
I thank You for your riches to me in Jesus,
for the unclouded revelation of him in your Word,
where I behold his Person, character, grace, glory,
humiliation, sufferings, death, and resurrection;
Give me to feel a need of his continual saviourhood,
and cry with Job, ʻI am vileʼ,
with Peter, ʻI perishʼ,
with the publican, ʻBe merciful to me, a sinnerʼ.
Subdue in me the love of sin,
Let me know the need of renovation
as well as of forgiveness,
in order to serve and enjoy You for ever.
I come to You in the all-prevailing name of Jesus,
with nothing of my own to plead,
no works, no worthiness, no promises.
I am often straying,
often knowingly opposing your authority,
often abusing your goodness;
Much of my guilt arises from my religious privileges,
my low estimation of them,
my failure to use them to my advantage,
But I am not careless of your favor or regardless of your glory;
Impress me deeply with a sense of your omnipresence,
that You are about my path,
my ways, my lying down, my end.

Posted in Staublog in September 6, 2013 by | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to God the Source of all Good (From Valley of Vision) Puritan Prayers. (On The 1st anniversary of my Father’s death).

  1. Dick Staub on September 6, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I love the phrase: Subdue in me the love of sin,
    Let me know the need of renovation
    as well as of forgiveness,

  2. ST 090613 | Dick Staub on September 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

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  3. Steve Kindorf on October 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    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 additional Bible helps. You can use the audio files for the book if you like. http://www.mrmatthewhenry.com

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