Praying for the Lord’s Day

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Prayers, The Valley of Vision | 0 comments

O Lord, We commune with thee every day, but week days are worldly days, and secular concerns reduce heavenly impressions. We bless thee therefore for the day sacred to our souls when we can wait upon thee and be refreshed; We thank thee for the institutions of religion by use of which we draw near to thee and thou to us; We rejoice in another Lord’s Day when we call off our minds from the cares of the world and attend upon thee without...

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A Prayer for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Prayers, The Valley of Vision | 2 comments

Happy New Year! Here is an God-focused prayer for the new year. O LORD, length of days does not profit me except the days are passed in thy presence, in thy service, to thy glory. Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides, sustains, sanctifies, aids every hour, that I may not be one moment apart from thee, but may rely on thy Spirit to supply every thought, speak in every word, direct every step, prosper every work, build up every mote of...

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Praise and Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Prayers, Thanksgiving, The Valley of Vision | 1 comment

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 thousands delightful thoughts spring up, Ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed, Ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart, Crowding into every moment of happiness.  ...

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A Prayer for the Observance of the Lord’s Supper

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Prayers, The Valley of Vision | 0 comments

God of all good, I bless thee for the means of grace; teach me to see in them thy loving purposes and the joy and strength of my soul. Thou hast prepared for me a feast; and though I am unworthy to sit down as guest, I wholly rest on the merits of Jesus, and hide myself beneath his righteousness; when I hear his tender invitation and see his wondrous grace, I cannot hesitate, but must come to thee in love. By the Spirit enliven my faith rightly...

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Praying Psalm 61

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Prayers, Psalms, Quotations | 0 comments

Almighty God, the help and defense of all them that fear thee, grant that we may securely live under the safeguard and protection of they well-beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Grant also that his kingdom, by thy great power, may prosper and be advanced daily more and more; and that we, being settled upon thy promises, may render unto thee the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving both now and forevermore. Amen. – Prayers on the Psalms (From the...

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Lord’s Day Eve

Posted by on Feb 28, 2009 in Prayers, The Valley of Vision | 0 comments

Another week has gone and I have been preserved in my going out and my coming in. Thine has been the vigilance that has turned threatened evils aside; Thine the supplies that have nourished me; Thine the comforts that have indulged me; Thine the relations and friends that have delighted me; Thine the means of grace which have edified me; Thine the book, which, amidst all my enjoyments, has told me that is is not my rest,     that...

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