Prayer for the Day/Week/Year

I love this one, along with the other Puritan Prayers.

Openness

Lord of immortality, before whom angels bow and archangels veil their faces, enable me to serve Thee with reverence and godly fear. Thou who art Spirit and requirest truth in the inward parts, help me to worship Thee in spirit and in truth. Thou who art righteous, let me not harbour sin in my heart, or indulge a worldly temper, or seek satisfaction in things that perish.

I hasten towards an hour when earthly pursuits and possessions will appear vain, when it will be indifferent whether I have been rich or poor, successful or disappointed, admired or despised. But it will be of eternal moment that I have mourned for sin, hungered and thirsted after righteousness, loved the Lord Jesus in sincerity, gloried in His cross. May these objects engross my chief solicitude! Produce in me those principles and dispositions that make Thy service perfect freedom.

Expel from my mind all sinful fear and shame, so that with firmness and courage I may confess the Redeemer before men, go forth with Him hearing His reproach, be zealous with His knowledge, be filled with His wisdom, walk with His circumspection, ask counsel of Him in all things, repair to the Scriptures for His orders, stay my mind on His peace, knowing that nothing can befall me without His permission, appointment and administration.

2 Responses to “Prayer for the Day/Week/Year”


  1. 1 Erci

    What a great prayer! I think the Puritans had an understanding of God’s holiness & majesty that we’ve to a large degree lost sight of in our current age…although I have to admit you Reformed guys seem to have a pretty good handle on it. Hope you have a healthy & spiritually rich 2013! Eric

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I agree. Some think they concentrate too much on sin (this was just a partial prayer) but I think they cover sin and grace equally.

    I hope you’re closer to God in a year than you are now.
    Jeff

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