A Puritan Prayer

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    I am astonished

    (A Puritan Prayer)

    O bottomless Fountain of all good,
    I am astonished at the difference . . .
    between my receivings--and my deservings,
    between the state I am now in--and my past gracelessness,
    between the heaven I am bound for--and the hell I merit.

    Who made me to differ, but You? I could not have
    begun to love You, had You not first loved me.

    O Lord, I am astonished that . . .
    such a crown should fit the head of such a sinner!
    such high advancement be for an unfruitful person!
    such joys for so vile a rebel!

    Let 'wrath deserved' be written on the door of hell,
    but the 'free gift of grace' on the gate of heaven!

    Let Your love draw me nearer to Yourself. Wean
    me from sin, mortify me to this world, and make
    me ready for my departure hence. Secure me by
    Your grace as I sail across this stormy sea.



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    Thats a nice prayer. I can relate to it!
     
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    I'd like to see that. I have been amazed by "The Valley of Vision" which is a collection of Puritan prayers.

    Some "gems" from it are at www.valleygems.blogspot.com
     
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    I read that this morning brother. It was a great blessing. Grace Gems has some wonderful reading there. I especially enjoy reading after J.C. Philpot. In fact, here's a piece by him I read over there this morning as well:

    "Hold me up, and I shall be safe."--Psalm 119:117

    We are surrounded with snares; temptations lie spread every moment in our path. These snares and temptations are so suitable to the lusts of our flesh, that we shall infallibly fall into them, and be overcome by them but for the restraining providence or the preserving grace of God. The Christian sees this; the Christian feels this. He has had, it may be, a bitter experience of the past. He has seen how, from lack of walking in godly fear, for lack of circumspection and standing upon his watch-tower, he has been entangled in times past in the snares of death. He has regretted the consequences, felt the misery of having slipped and fallen; the iron has entered into his soul; he has been in the prison house, in bondage, in darkness, and death. In consequence of his transgressions he has been "the fool" described in Psalm 108, as "afflicted because of his iniquity."

    As, then, a burnt child dreads the fire, so he dreads the consequence of being left for a moment to himself; and the higher his assurance rises and the clearer his views become of the grace of God which brings salvation, and of his own interest in it, the more is he afraid that he shall fall. If his eyes are more widely opened to see the purity of God, the blessedness of Christ, and the efficacy of atoning blood, the more also does he see of the evil of sin, and his own weakness and inability to stand against temptation in his own strength. And all these feelings combine to raise up the earnest cry, "Hold me up, and I shall be safe."

    J.C. PHILPOT
     
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    Here's another Puritan prayer that was sent to me the other morning from Grace gems:

    Wave upon wave of grace

    (A Puritan Prayer)

    O God of grace,
    Teach me to know that grace precedes, accompanies,
    and follows my salvation; that it sustains the redeemed
    soul, that not one link of its chain can ever break!
    From Calvary's cross, wave upon wave of grace . . .
    reaches me,
    deals with my sin,
    washes me clean,
    renews my heart,
    strengthens my will,
    draws out my affection,
    kindles a flame in my soul,
    rules throughout my inner man,
    consecrates my every thought, word, work,
    teaches me Your immeasurable love.

    How great are my privileges in Christ Jesus!

    Without Him I stand far off, a stranger, an outcast.
    In Him I draw near and touch His kingly scepter!

    Without Him I dare not lift up my guilty eyes.
    In Him I gaze upon my Father-God and friend!

    Without Him I hide my lips in trembling shame.
    In Him I open my mouth in petition and praise!

    Without Him all is wrath and consuming fire.
    In Him is all love, and the repose of my soul!

    Without Him is gaping hell below me, and eternal anguish.
    In Him its gates are barred to me by His precious blood!

    Without Him darkness spreads its horrors before me.
    In Him an eternity of glory is my boundless horizon!

    Without Him all within me is terror and dismay. In
    Him every accusation is charmed into joy and peace!

    Praise be to You for grace, and for
    the unspeakable gift of Jesus!

    "By the grace of God I am what I am!" 1 Cor. 15:10
     
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    Yep, it is pretty cool. I read their devotion every day. It is always a blessing to me.
     

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