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A Puritan’s Prayer: Christ the Word

My Father, In a world of created changeable things, Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken. O to forsake all creatures, to rest as a stone on him the foundation, to abide in him, be borne up by him! For all my mercies come through Christ, who has designed, purchased, promised, effected them. How sweet […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Gift of Gifts

O Source of all Good, What shall I render to Thee for the gift of gifts, Thine own dear Son, begotten, not created, my Redeemer, Proxy, Surety, Substitute, His self-emptying incomprehensible, His infinity of love beyond the heart’s grasp. Herein is wonder of wonders: He came below to raise me above, He was born like […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Praise & Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When I think upon and converse with thee ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up, ten […]

A Puritans Prayer: God Honoured

O GOD, 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; The sea, dry land, winter cold, summer heat, morning light, evening shade are full of thee, and thou givest me them richly […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: A Present Salvation

Creator and Redeemer God, Author of all existence, source of all blessedness, I adore thee for making me capable of knowing thee, for giving me reason and conscience, for leading me to desire thee; I praise thee for the revelation of thyself in the gospel, for thy heart as a dwelling place of pity, for […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: God Enjoyed

Thou Incomprehensible But Prayer-hearing God, Known, but beyond knowledge, revealed, but unrevealed, my wants and welfare draw me to thee, for thou hast never said, ‘Seek ye me in vain’. To Thee I come in my difficulties, necessities, distresses;   possess me with thyself,     with a spirit of grace and supplication,     with a […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Divine Mercies

Thou Eternal God, Thine is surpassing greatness, unspeakable goodness, super-abundant grace; I can as soon count the sands of ocean’s ‘lip’ as number Thy favours towards me; I know but a part – but that part exceeds all praise. I thank Thee for personal mercies, a measure of health, preservation of body, comforts of house […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Divine Will

O Lord, I hang on thee, I see, believe, live, When thy will, not mine, is done; I can plead of nothing in myself    in regard of any worthiness and grace,    in regard of thy providence and promises,    but only thy good pleasure. If thy mercy makes me poor and vile, blessed […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Mover

O Supreme Moving Cause, May I always be subordinate to thee,   be dependent upon thee,   be found in the path where thou dost walk,     and where thy Spirit moves,   take heed of estrangement from thee,     of becoming insensible to thy love. Thou dost not move men like stones,   but […]

A Puritans Prayer: The All-Good

MY GOD, Thou hast helped me to see,     that whatever good be in honour and rejoicing,     how good is He who gives them,       and can withdraw them;     that blessedness does not lie so much       in receiving good from and in Thee,       but in holding forth Thy glory and virtue; […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Retrospect and Prospect

Supreme Ruler of The Visible and Invisible Worlds, My heart is drawn out to thee for thy amazing grace and condescension. Thou hast kept my conversion fresh before me,     that season of my first spiritual comfort      when I passed through the Red Sea       by a way I did not expect. I rejoiced […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Heaven Desired

O MY LORD, May I arrive where means of grace cease   and I need no more to fast, pray, weep, watch,   be tempted, attend preaching and sacrament; where nothing defiles, where is no grief, sorrow, sin, death,   separation, tears, pale face, languid body,   aching joints, feeble infancy, decrepit age,   peccant […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Minister’s Covenant

Lord Jesus, True God, everlasting Life,        Redeemer of sinners, I give my body, soul, intellect, will, affections      to thee. I call the day, sun,     earth, trees, stones,      wind, rain, frost, snow,      my home, bed, table, food,         books, drink, clothes,      to witness that I come to thee for rest […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Fullness

Heavenly Father,   Thou hast revealed to me myself         as a mass of sin,     and thyself as the fullness of goodness,        with strength enough to succour me,        wisdom enough to guide me,        mercy enough to quicken me,        love enough to satisfy me.  Thou hast shown me that because thou […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Comforts

Giver of All Good, Streams upon streams of love overflow my path.     Thou hast made me out of nothing,     hast recalled me from a far country, hast translated me from ignorance to knowledge,     from darkness to light,     from death to life,     from misery to peace,     from folly to wisdom, […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Sleep

Blessed Creator, Thou hast promised thy beloved sleep; Give me restoring rest needful for tomorrow’s toil; If dreams be mine,     let them not be tinged with evil. Let thy Spirit make my time of repose     a blessed temple of his holy presence. May my frequent lying down make me familiar with death,     […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Repose

Heavenly Father, My faith is in thee, My expectation is from thee, My love goes out toward thee, I believe thee, accept thy Word, acquiesce in they will, rely on thy promises, trust thy providence. I bless thee that the court of conscience proves me to be thine. I do not need signs and wonders […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Contentment

Heavenly Father, If I should suffer need, and go unclothed, and be in poverty,     make my heart prize Thy love,     know it, be constrained by it,     though I be denied all blessings. It is Thy mercy to afflict and try me with wants,     for by these trials I see my sins, […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Joy

  O CHRIST, All thy ways of mercy tend to and end in my delight. Thou didst weep, sorrow, suffer that I might rejoice. For my joy Thou hast sent the Comforter,     multiplied thy promises,     shown me my future happiness,     given me a living fountain. Thou art preparing joy for me and […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Love

Lord Jesus, Give me to love thee, to embrace thee, though I once took lust and sin in my arms. Thou didst love me before I loved thee, an enemy, a sinner, a loathsome worm.      Thou didst own me when I disclaimed myself; Thou dost love me as a son, and weep over me […]

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