This is the third post from a series of prayers found in The Valley of Vision.
Thou Great and only Potentate,
Thou hast made summer and winter, day and night;
each of these revolutions serves our welfare
and is full of thy care and kindness.
Thy bounty is seen in
the relations that train us,
the laws that defend us,
the homes that shelter us,
the food that builds us,
the raiments that comfort us,
the continuance of our health, members, senses,
understanding, memory, affection, will.
But as stars fade before the rising sun,
thou hast eclipsed all these benefits
in the wisdom and grace that purposed
redemption by Jesus thy Son.
Blessed be thy mercy that laid help on
one that is mighty and willing,
on htat is able to save to the uttermost.
Make us deeply sensible of our need
of his saving grace,
of the blood that cleanses,
of the rest he has promised.
And impute to us that righteousness
which justifies the guilty,
gives them a title to eternal life,
and possession of the Spirit.
May we love the freeness of salvation,
and joy in its holiness;
Give us faith to grasp thy promises,
that are our hope,
provide for every exigency,
and prevent every evil.
Keep our hearts from straying after forbidden pleasures;
May thy will bind all our wishes;
Let us live out of the world as to its spirit,
maxim, and manners,
but live in it as the sphere of our action and usefulness;
May we be alive to every call of duty,
accepting without question
thy determination of our circumstances
and our service.
We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ,
who, with You and the Holy Spirit.
lives and reigns forever.