Category: Prayer

May My Cry Be Always, Only Jesus! Only Jesus!

O God, I bless thee for the happy moment when I first saw thy law fulfilled in Christ, wrath appeased, death destroyed, sin forgiven, my soul saved. Ever since, thou hast been faithful to me: daily have I proved the power of Jesus’ blood, daily have I known the strength of the Spirit, my teacher, director, sanctifier. I want no other rock to build upon than that I have, desire no other hope than that of gospel truth, need no other look than that which gazes ...


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Thy Presence Alone Can Make Me Holy

O God, Most high, most glorious, the thought of Thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but Thou art for ever at perfect peace. Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfilment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Thy power knows no bond, Thy goodness no stint. Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are Thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I come to Thee as a sinner ...


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Thy Presence Alone Can Make Me Holy

O God, Most high, most glorious, the thought of Thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but Thou art for ever at perfect peace. Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfilment, they stand fast as the eternal hills. Thy power knows no bond, Thy goodness no stint. Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are Thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth. I come to Thee as a sinner ...


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New Mercies

A new year is upon us. Though beset with suffering, pain and sorrow, still in the year gone by it was filled with declarations of God's sovereign goodness for such undeserving sinners as I. What a kind and gracious God we serve. Holy and supernatural, just and righteous. He is a jealous God, but a very loving God. He leads us to green pastures, plants us beside streams of water. I thank the Lord. I praise ...


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New Mercies

A new year is upon us. Though beset with suffering, pain and sorrow, still in the year gone by it was filled with declarations of God's sovereign goodness for such undeserving sinners as I. What a kind and gracious God we serve. Holy and supernatural, just and righteous. He is a jealous God, but a very loving God. He leads us to green pastures, plants us beside streams of water. I thank the Lord. I praise ...


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Destroy, O God, the Dark Guest Within!

O Lord, Bend my hands and cut them off, for I have often struck thee with a wayward will, when these fingers should embrace thee by faith. I am not yet weaned from all created glory, honour, wisdom, and esteem of others, for I have a secret motive to eye my name in all I do. Let me not only speak the word sin, but see the thing itself. Give me to view a discovered sinfulness, to know that though ...


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Destroy, O God, the Dark Guest Within!

O Lord, Bend my hands and cut them off, for I have often struck thee with a wayward will, when these fingers should embrace thee by faith. I am not yet weaned from all created glory, honour, wisdom, and esteem of others, for I have a secret motive to eye my name in all I do. Let me not only speak the word sin, but see the thing itself. Give me to view a discovered sinfulness, to know that though ...


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Paradoxes: I am to be Holy, yet I am Not.

A prayer from the Valley of Vision: O changeless God, Under the conviction of thy Spirit I learn that the more I do, the worse I am, the more I know, the less I know, the more holiness I have, the more sinful I am, the more I love, the more there is to love. O wretched man that I am! O Lord, I have a wild heart, and cannot stand before thee; I am like a bird before a man. How little I love thy ...


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Paradoxes: I am to be Holy, yet I am Not.

A prayer from the Valley of Vision: O changeless God, Under the conviction of thy Spirit I learn that the more I do, the worse I am, the more I know, the less I know, the more holiness I have, the more sinful I am, the more I love, the more there is to love. O wretched man that I am! O Lord, I have a wild heart, and cannot stand before thee; I am like a bird before a man. How little I love thy ...


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How Heartless and Dull I Am!

Oh Thou Giving God, My heart is drawn out in thankfulness to Thee, for Thy amazing grace and condescension to me in influences and assistances of Thy Spirit, for special help in prayer, for the sweetness of Christian service, for the thoughts of arriving in heaven, for always sending me needful supplies, for raising me to new life when I am like one dead. I want not the favour of man to lean upon for Thy favour is infinitely better. Thou art eternal wisdom in dispensations ...


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How Heartless and Dull I Am!

Oh Thou Giving God, My heart is drawn out in thankfulness to Thee, for Thy amazing grace and condescension to me in influences and assistances of Thy Spirit, for special help in prayer, for the sweetness of Christian service, for the thoughts of arriving in heaven, for always sending me needful supplies, for raising me to new life when I am like one dead. I want not the favour of man to lean upon for Thy favour is infinitely better. Thou art eternal wisdom in dispensations ...


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I Sin, Grant That I May Never Cease Grieving Because of It!

Lord Jesus, I sin. Grant that I may never cease grieving because of it, never be content with myself, never think I can reach a point of perfection. Kill my envy, command my tongue trample down self. Give me grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, peaceable, to live for Thee and not for self, to copy Thy words, acts, spirit, to be transformed into Thy likeness, to be consecrated wholly to Thee, to live entirely to Thy glory. Deliver me from attachment to things unclean, from wrong associations, from the predominance of ...


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I Sin, Grant That I May Never Cease Grieving Because of It!

Lord Jesus, I sin. Grant that I may never cease grieving because of it, never be content with myself, never think I can reach a point of perfection. Kill my envy, command my tongue trample down self. Give me grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, peaceable, to live for Thee and not for self, to copy Thy words, acts, spirit, to be transformed into Thy likeness, to be consecrated wholly to Thee, to live entirely to Thy glory. Deliver me from attachment to things unclean, from wrong associations, from the predominance of ...


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Turn My Heart From Vanity to an Eternal Interest in Christ!

Thou great I Am, Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at the thought of a Being... with whom one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds, and the revolutions of empires, feels no variableness, but is glorious in immortality. May I rejoice that, while men die, the Lord lives; that, while all creatures are broken reeds... empty cisterns, fading flowers, withering grass, he is the Rock of Ages, the Fountain of living waters. Turn ...


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Turn My Heart From Vanity to an Eternal Interest in Christ!

Thou great I Am, Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at the thought of a Being... with whom one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds, and the revolutions of empires, feels no variableness, but is glorious in immortality. May I rejoice that, while men die, the Lord lives; that, while all creatures are broken reeds... empty cisterns, fading flowers, withering grass, he is the Rock of Ages, the Fountain of living waters. Turn ...


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The Great Inexpressible Grace of Encouragement in Prayer

Prayer is a tremendously blessed thing in the life a believer. I find that there are so few things that would delight the soul of a man than have the opportunity to approach the thrice holy God in the confidence of an adopted son in the Lord Jesus Christ. Is this not a tremendous thing for you, dear believer? To have God as Father, Friend, Comforter, Protector, and Sovereign all-sufficient Portion, why then do you ...


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The Great Inexpressible Grace of Encouragement in Prayer

Prayer is a tremendously blessed thing in the life a believer. I find that there are so few things that would delight the soul of a man than have the opportunity to approach the thrice holy God in the confidence of an adopted son in the Lord Jesus Christ. Is this not a tremendous thing for you, dear believer? To have God as Father, Friend, Comforter, Protector, and Sovereign all-sufficient Portion, why then do you ...


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