Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Likeness of Him

The Valley of Vision is a collection of puritan prayers that have served to both encourage me and refocus my attentions as I approach each day. If you haven't read them I would highly suggest you do, there is much to be learned there!
Here is a passage from one of the prayers that I wanted to share, I'll warn you it's a bit long but well worth it.

"O Lord God,
Thou hast commanded me to believe in Jesus;
and I would flee to no other refuge,
wash in no other fountain,
build on no other foundation,
receive from no other fullness,
rest in no other relief...
Let me not be at my own disposal,
but rejoice that I am under the care of one
who is too wise to err, too kind
to injure, too tender to crush...
Help me to guide my affections with discretion,
to owe no man anything, to be able to
give to him that needeth, to feel it
my duty and pleasure to be
merciful and forgiving,
to show to the world the likeness of Jesus."


The Armour Family said...

That's a beautiful prayer. May that be our petition every day of our lives!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Rebecca said...



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