Jan 252014

thumbnail.aspxO God, most high, most glorious, the thought of Thine infinite serenity cheers me, for I am toiling and moiling, troubled and distressed, but Thou art for ever at perfect peace.

Thy designs cause thee no fear or care of unfulfilment, they stand fast as the eternal hills.

Thy power knows no bond, Thy goodness no stint.

Thou bringest order out of confusion, and my defeats are Thy victories: The Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

I come to Thee as a sinner with cares and sorrows, to leave every concern entirely to Thee, every sin calling for Christ’s precious blood; revive deep spirituality in my heart; let me live near to the great Shepherd, hear His voice, know its tones, follow its calls.

Keep me from deception by causing me to abide in the truth, from harm by helping me to walk in the power of the Spirit.

Give me intenser faith in the eternal verities, burning into me by experience the things I know; Let me never be ashamed of the truth of the gospel, that I may bear its reproach, vindicate it, see Jesus as its essence, know in it the power of the Spirit.

Lord, help me, for I am often lukewarm and chill; unbelief mars my confidence, sin makes me forget Thee.

Let the weeds that grow in my soul be cut at their roots; grant me to know that I truly live only when I live to Thee, that all else is trifling.

Thy presence alone can make me holy, devout, strong and happy.

Abide in me, gracious God.

Anonymous (2010-07-01). Puritan Prayers (Kindle Locations 477-478). . Kindle Edition.

  14 Responses to “Prayer & Praise”

  1. Heavenly Father, Creator of everything, Almighty “I Am”; praise you and thank you. Make me today a better person than the one I was yesterday, I apologize for failing you on a regular basis. I do not intend to fail, but it seems that I could not be a better failure if I deliberately tried hard. I do not deserve you to even listen to me; much less ask you for anything. However I do not ask you to make me a better person in order to be more worthy of greater rewards; I ask you to make me be a better person in order to be a better example of your Mercy and Power. Only a Good God could change me into being observed as a testimony of how to worship you. You and you alone deserve to be praised and prayed too. In your Holly, Glorious, Righteous name I pray, Amen.

  2. Praying for all the friends here on PP, may you be blessed with assurance in your firm foundation with grace and mercy overflowing. Praying for the situation in Ukraine, in Mexico, for Pastor Saeed, for those who are held prisoner and persecuted for their faith around the world. Lord have mercy on those of us who call upon your Name.
    Help those who suffer physically, mentally, emotionally–give them relief and healing of these afflictions, we ask you o mighty Lord, in Your Son’s Holy Name.

  3. Thanks to both of you…this thread is vital.

  4. I’m getting sick…bad cold that I need to keep out of my lungs.
    Need God’s job provision and I’ve needed it for months…prayers appreciated.

  5. Michael praying.

  6. Thank you, jlo…hit me like a sledgehammer in church…

  7. Thank you G,…I’m headed to bed soon.

  8. Michael,
    You are precious to Jesus and to those of us who see you as a fellow traveler and not a target.

    Health and provision to you, may you be strengthened by Trey’s love and the unexpected kindness of friends, family and strangers in your path this week.

  9. Lord have mercy on Michael.

  10. Thank you G…thank you, Xenia.

  11. Praise here.
    My step-daughter, Sarah, got baptized tonight at her church!

  12. Pour out Your Spirit, Lord, on your people
    Pour out Your Spirit, Lord, on your people
    Pour out Your Spirit, Lord, on your people
    Let it rain!
    Let it rain!

  13. Praying for Michael’s health, and job.

    G…thanks for that song this morning. I needed to hear that.

    Could use prayers just for strength and I guess just encouragement. Much going on in our family…just life, but it feels heavy in the moment. Mom has begun having seizures and it has impacted Dad, and it is the first cracks we have seen in him…they are moving into their new home this next week just as my brother is moving home from his wife leaving him after 17 years. Sigh.

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