This is the first in a series of prayers from The Valley of Vision: A Weeks Shared Prayers. As the title suggests there’s a prayer for each day, so this will be a 7 post series. I hope you can be edified by these prayers and perhaps use them as part of your devotions this week.
First Day Evening: The Teacher
We bless thee,
our Creator, Preserver, Benefactor, Teacher,
for opening to us the volume of nature
where we may read and consider thy works.
Thou has this day spread before us the fuller pages of revelation,
and in them we see what thou wouldest have us do,
what thou requirest of us,
what thou hast done for us,
what thou hast promised to us,
what thou hast given us in Jesus.
We pray thee for a conscious experience of his salvation,
In our deliverance from sin,
in our bearing his image,
in our enjoying his presence,
in our being upheld by his free Spirit.
Let us not live uncertain of what we are,
or of where we are going.
Bear witness with our spirit that we are thy children;
and enable each on to say, ‘I know my Redeemer.’
Bless us with a growing sense of this salvation.
If already enlightened in Christ, may we see greater things;
if quickened, may we have more abundant life;
if renewed, let us go on from strength to strength.
Give us closer abiding in Jesus
that we may bring forth more fruit,
have a deeper sense of our obligations to him,
that we may surrender all,
have a fuller joy,
that we may serve him more completely.
And may our faith work by love
towards him who died,
towards our fellow-believers,
towards our fellow-men.
All this we ask in the Name of Jesus,
who with you and the Spirit,
one eternal God,
lives and reigns forever.