Chist Is All

The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers. While the puritans may not have been right about some things, their prayers were sincere, beautiful, and though-provoking. And I love the way they address God at the beginning of each prayer!

Christ Is All

O Lover to the uttermost,

May I read the meltings of Thy heart to me
In the manger of Thy birth,
In the garden of Thy agony,
In the cross of Thy suffering,
In the tomb of Thy resurrection,
In the heaven of Thy intercession.

Bold in this thought I defy my adversary,
Tread down his temptations,
Resist his schemings,
Renounce the world,
Am valiant for truth.

Deepen in me a sense of my holy relationship to Thee,
As spiritual bridegroom,
As Jehovah’s fellow,
As sinners’ friend

I think of Thy glory and my vileness,
Thy majesty and my meanness
Thy beauty and my deformity,
Thy purity and my filth,
Thy righteousness and my iniquity.

Thou has love me everlastingly, unchangeably,
May I love Thee as I am loved;

Thou has given Thyself for me,
May I give myself to Thee

Thou has died for me,
May I live to Thee,
In every moment of my time,
In every movement of my mind,
In every pulse of my heart.

May I never dally with the world and its allurements,
But walk by Thy side,
Listen to Thy voice,
Be clothed with Thy graces,
And adorned with Thy righteousness.