Here is another gem from The Valley of Vision, a book compiled of old Puritan prayers. My husband and I have been reading though it, praying with and reflecting on one prayer a day. I already have a feeling I’ll be sharing a lot from this lovely little book!
This is the second half of the prayer entitled “The All-Good”…
Help me to see how good thy will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine
teach me to be pleased with it.
Grant me to feel thee in fire, and food and every providence,
and to see that thy many gifts and creatures
are thy hands and fingers taking hold of me.
Thou bottomless fountain of all good,
I give myself to thee out of love,
for all I have or own is thine,
my goods, family, church, self,
to do with as thou wilt,
to honor thyself by me, and by all mine.
If it be consistent with thy eternal counsels,
the purpose of thy grace,
and the great ends of thy glory,
then bestow upon me the blessings of thy comforts;
If not, let me resign myself to thy wiser determinations.
If you loved that as much as I did, you’ll love the one we read yesterday. It’s posted on this blog: The Great God.