Sunday, August 21, 2011

God of the Open Ear

O God of the open ear,
Teach me to live by prayer as well as by providence,
for myself, soul, body, children, family, church.

Give me a heart frameable to Your will,
so I might live in prayer,
and honor You,
being kept from evil, known and unknown.

Help me to see the sin that accompanies all I do,
and the good I can distill from everything.

Help me not only to desire small things
but with holy boldness to desire great things
for Your people, for myself,
that they and I might live to show Your glory.

- from Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, adapted
Hat Tip: O God of the Open Ear : Kingdom People