Gracious LORD,

Thy name is love,

     in love receive my prayer.

My sins are more than the wide seas’s sand,

     but where sin abounds, there is grace more abundant.

Look to the cross of Thy beloved Son,

     and view the preciousness of His atoning blood;

Listen to His never-failing intercession,

     and whisper to my heart, ‘Thy sins are forgiven,

     be of good cheer, lie down in peace.’

Grace cataracts from heaven and flows for ever,

     and mercy never wearies in bestowing benefits.

Grant me more and more

          to prize the privilege of prayer,

          to come to Thee as a sin-soiled sinner,

          to find pardon in Thee,

          to converse with Thee;

          to know Thee in prayer as

                    the path in which my feet tread,

                    the latch upon the door of my lips,

                    the light that shines through my eyes,

                    the music of my ears,

                    the marrow of my understanding,

                    the strength of my will,

                    the power of my affection,

                    the sweetness of my memory.

May the matter of my prayer be always wise, humble, submissive,

          obedient, scriptural, Christ-like.

Give me unwavering faith that supplications are never in vain,

          that if I seem not to obtain my petitions

          I shall have larger, richer answers,

          surpassing all that I ask or think.

Unsought, Thou hast given me the greatest gift,

          the person of Thy Son,

          an in Him Thou wilt give me all I need.

Valley of Vision:  A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions

 

Love, Wendy

 

 

 

Wendy Foulke

Author Wendy Foulke

Wendy is married to Dave and they have three sons and a daughter. The Foulke family has attended Christ the Word since moving to Toledo in 2007. Wendy serves as director of Women of the Word ministries and blogs at reflect-i.com. She enjoys reading and traveling. Her favorite places to visit are the UK and Montana, and she one day hopes to visit Iceland!

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