The Valley of Vision

In the days ahead I hope by God’s strength to daily post a prayer that will help you delight in the Lord and His faithfulness.  Over the last few years I have learned a lot about prayer from a book called, “The Valley of Vision”.  It is a collection of the prayers of the Puritans and has been a great blessing to me, sometimes, however, the language used is a little antiquated and unfamiliar.  In light of this, I will be “remixing” some of the prayers in an effort to help you become familiar with them as well.  Please don’t misunderstand the intent behind this and think that I am asking you to pray someone else’s prayers.  I am only hoping to inform your prayers by saints of old who left these as an example to us of how to pray.  May you make these your own and be driven to the throne of grace.

Divine Promises

Glorious Jehovah, My covenant God, all your promises in Christ Jesus are yes and amen, and all shall be fulfilled.

You have spoken them and they shall be done, you have commanded them and they shall come to pass.

Yet, I often doubt you and live as if you don’t even exist.

Forgive me for trying to find something apart from you.

Forgive me when I have been content to seek my hope and security in worldly things.

I praise you, that through your grace, you have allowed me to repent and see my pardon in the wounds of Jesus in whom my soul trusts as the ground of my life and spring of my hope.

Teach me to seek only your will, to delight in your law, and to believe that you are always working for my good and your glory.

Help me to leave my concerns in your hands, for you have power over evil, and even from it you bring good until your purposes are fulfilled.

Bless me with a faith that does not stagger at your promises in unbelief.

May I not seek to instruct you in my troubles, but glorify you in my trials.

Grow me in life divine; that I may leave the mists of doubt and fear in the valley, and climb to the hill-tops of security in Christ by simply believing that you cannot lie or turn from your purpose.

Give me the confidence I ought to have in you who are worthy to be praised.