Puritan Prayer For The Week

Here are portions of a Puritan prayer I thought would be nice to start off the week if you’re reading it on a Monday, or whenever you happen to see this. It’s from God Honoured in The Valley of Vision:

Praise waiteth for thee,
and to render it is my noblest exercise;
this is thy due from all thy creatures,
for all thy works display thy attributes
and fulfill thy designs;

May my religion be always firmly rooted in thy Word,
my understanding divinely informed,
my affections holy and heavenly,
my motives simple and pure,
and my heart never wrong with thee.

Deliver me from the natural darkness of my own mind,
from the corruptions of my heart,
from the temptations to which I am exposed,
from the daily snares that attend me.

Until I finish my course with joy may I pursue it with diligence,
in every part display the resources of the Christian,
and adorn the doctrine of thee my God in all things.

6 Responses to “Puritan Prayer For The Week”

  1. 1 Peter Schmidt

    It amazes me how the prayers of Puritan writers can be so complete, with so few words. This one hits all the bases – profoundly – yet is simple and unadorned.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Everything is according to Scripture, but succinct like you mention. I should do what I used to do on the blog and put Scripture to each line of a prayer or quote by a Reformed or Puritan theologian.

  3. 3 Aimee Byrd

    The VoV helps me so much with my personal prayer life. What is the title of this one, Jeff? I may be stuck on praying this one for the next week.

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    Hi Aimee,
    This one is from God Honoured which is page 24 of the leather bound edition. I should say again it’s only a selection, so the whole thing is even better. Thanks for commenting. Nice to see a celebrity still reads my blog. (smiley goes here–except you really are kind of a minor celebrity now, as far as Reformed housewife Christians go)

  5. 5 Aimee Byrd

    Thanks, I have been returning to it this week.

    And, I won’t officially make it as a celebrity until I am able to convince my church to hire a firm guaranteeing my book makes it to the NT Times best seller’s list. Working on it…

  6. 6 Scripture Zealot

    I LOLed. You’ll have to consult with Mr. Furtick for more details on how to do that.

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