Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Prayer to be Prayed.

The Lord is teaching me much about prayer. It's the very thing that sparked a gospel awakening in my heart. It is the means by which things around me are changing. Changed hearts, changed affections, changed desires, and creating a new life for me. Prayer is being held in high regard at my church and we have began to pray fervently for issues in the church; it has began to produce a unity and a fresh vision and passions for Christ.

Yesterday I remembered a great book of prayers in my husband's library, "The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions." These prayers have helped me to focus my personal prayers and have articulated different needs so accurately, drenched in God honoring theology. The following prayer is an excerpt from the prayer titled, "Need of Jesus" what an amazing prayer to start our week off with!

I am blind, be thou my light,
ignorant, be thou my wisdom,
self willed, be thou my mind.
Open my ear to grasp quickly thy Spirit's voice,
and delightfully run after his beckoning hand;
Melt my conscience that no hardness remain,
make it alive to evil's slightest touch;"
-The Valley of Vision, Need of Jesus.
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  1. What a neat little prayer--I love the part where it says, "Open my ear to grasp quickly thy Spirit's voice and delightfully run after his beckoning hand..." Thanks for posting!

  2. Kristen, that is a beautiful part of the prayer, we need the Spirit to open our ears and to help us to delightful run to Christ! Glad, you found it helpful :).

  3. Just beautiful, Marcie! Thanks for blessing my day!

  4. I love that prayer.
    'Open my ear to grasp quickly thy Spirit's voice' - is my favorite part. How often do we go on with our day without listening to His words?

    This was beautiful!