Thursday, August 22, 2013


O Lord,
May I never fail to come to the knowledge of the truth,
never rest in a system of doctrine, however Scriptural,
that does not bring or further salvation,
or teach me to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts,
or help me to live soberly, righteously, godly; 
never rely on my own convictions and resolutions,
but be strong in You and in Your might;
never cease to find Your grace sufficient
in all my duties, trials, and conflicts;
never forget to go to You
in all my spiritual distresses and outward troubles,
in all the dissatisfactions experienced in creature comforts;
never fail to retreat to Him who is full of grace and truth,
the Friend that loves at all times,
who is touched with feelings of my infirmities,
and can do exceeding abundantly for me;
never confine my religion to extraordinary occasions,
but acknowledge You in all my ways;
never limit my devotions to particular seasons
but be in Your fear all the day long;
never be godly only on the sabbath or in Your house,
but on every day abroad and at home;
never make piety a dress but a habit,
not only a habit but a nature,
not only a nature but a life.
Do good to me by all Your dispensations,
by all means of grace, by worship, prayers, praises,
And at last let me enter that world where is no temple,
but only Your glory and the Lamb’s.
from Valley of Visionadapted