Quotes, The Lord's Day


Glorious God,

It is the flame of my life to worship thee,

       the crown and glory of my soul to adore thee,

       heavenly pleasure to approach thee.

Give me power by thy Spirit to help me worship now,

              that I may forget the world,

                               be brought into fullness of life,

                               be refreshed, comforted, blessed.

Give me knowledge of thy goodness

               that I might not be over-awed by they greatness;

Give me Jesus, Son of Man, Son of God,

               that I might not be terrified,

               but be drawn near with filial love,

                                             with holy boldness;

He is my mediator, brother, interpreter

               branch, daysman, Lamb;

               him I glorify,

               in him I am set on high.

Crowns to give I have none,

               but what thou has given I return,

               content to feel that everything is mine when it is thine,

               and the more fully mine when I have yielded it to thee.

Let me live wholly to my Savior,

               free from distractions,

               from carking care,

               from hindrances to the pursuit of the narrow way.

I am pardoned through the blood of Jesus –

               give me a new sense of it,

               continue to pardon me by it,

               may I come every day to the fountain,

               and every day be washed anew,

               that I may worship thee always in spirit and truth.


From The Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, pg. 196


  1. This is the 2nd blog I’ve read today with an exceprt from this book. Sounds like a must read. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I am so loving my copy of The Valley of Vision. Good stuff here.

  3. Great prayer from a fantastic book! Thanks for sharing this particular Puritan prayer Veronica.

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