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My Love Soars Upward

Almighty God, As I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends, to thy care; Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to thy ways; Mould me wholly into the image of Jesus,    as a potter forms clay; May my lips be a well-tuned harp … Continue reading

Thy Love Denied Them

Thou has done for me all things well, hast remembered, distinguished, indulged me. All my desires have not been gratified , but thy love denied them to me when fulfillment of my wishes would have proven my ruin or injury. My trials have been fewer than my sins… All thy work for me is perfect, … Continue reading

Indissoluble Union With Thee

LORD JESUS CHRIST, Fill me with thy Spirit that I may be occupied with his presence. I am blind – send him to make me see; dark – let him say, ‘Let there be light! May he give me faith to behold   my name engraven in thy hand,   my soul and body redeemed … Continue reading

Monument of Mercy

Help me, O Lord,    to throw myself absolutely and wholly on thee,    for better, for worse, without comfort,    and all but hopeless. Give me peace of soul, confidence, enlargement     of mind,     morning joy that comes after night heaviness; Water my soul richly with divine blessings; Grant that I may welcome … Continue reading

The Trinity

Three in One, One in Three, God of My Salvation, Heavenly Father, blessed Son, eternal Spirit I adore thee as one Being, one Essence, one God in three distinct Persons, for bringing sinners to thy knowledge and to thy kingdom. O Father, thou has loved me and sent Jesus to redeem me; O Jesus, thou … Continue reading

The Cry of A Convicted Sinner

THOU RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY SOVEREIGN, In whose hand is my life and whose are all my ways, Keep me from fluttering about religion; fix me firm in it, for I am irresolute; my decisions are smoke and vapour, and I do not glorify thee, or behave according to thy will; Cut me not off before … Continue reading

Union With Christ

Thou hast mad man for the glory of thyself,    and when not an instrument of that glory,    he is a thing of nought; No sin is greater than the sin of unbelief,    for if union with Christ is the greatest good,    unbelief is the greatest sin,    as being cross to … Continue reading

Covenant

Lord Jesus, Grant me the favour of being led by thee,    under the directions of thy providence and thy Word. Grant me they blessings with bitter things,    to brighten and quicken me,    not to depress and make me lifeless; Grant me, like Gideon of old, way-tokens,    by removing things that discourage … Continue reading

The Divine Will

O Lord, I hang on thee; I see, believe, live, when thy will, not mine is done; I can plead nothing in myself in regard of any worthiness and grace, in regard of thy providence and promises, but only thy good pleasure. If thy mercy make me poor and vile, blessed be thou! Prayers arising … Continue reading

Kept By God

Thou Creator, Upholder, Proprietor of all things, I cannot escape from thy presence or control, nor do I desire to do so. My privilege is to be under the agency of omnipotence, righteousness, wisdom, patience, mercy, grace. Thou art love with more than parental affection; I admire thy heart, adore thy wisdom, stand in awe … Continue reading

Gracious God

Gracious God, My heart praises thee for the wonder of thy love in Jesus;He is heaven’s darling, but is for me the incarnate, despised, rejected, crucified sin-bearer;In him thy grace has almost out-graced itself,In him thy love to rebels has reached its height;O to love thee with a love like this!My heart is stone, melt … Continue reading

Boundless Guilt In The Boundless Price

O Lord God,Thou art my protecting arm, fortress, refuge, shield, buckler.Fight for me and my foes must flee; uphold me and I cannot fall; strengthen me and I stand unmoved, unmoveable;Equip me and I shall receive no wound;Stand by me and Satan will depart;Anoint my lips with a song of salvation and I shall shout … Continue reading

My Salvation Story

Glorious God, I bless thee that I know thee. I once lived in the world, but was ignorant of its Creator, was partaker of thy providences, but knew not the Provider, was blind while enjoying the sunlight, was deaf to all things spiritual, with voices all around me, understood many things, but had no knowledge … Continue reading