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Yet I Sin...Prayer of repentance and contrition

Discussion in 'Prayer Requests & Praise' started by ReformedBaptist, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. ReformedBaptist

    ReformedBaptist Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2007
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    Eternal Father,

    Thou art good beyond all thought,
    But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;

    My lips are ready to confess,
    but my heart is slow to feel,
    and my ways reluctant to amend.

    I bring my soul to thee;
    break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.

    Unmask to me sin’s deformity,
    that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.

    My faculties have been a weapon of revolt
    against thee;
    as a rebel I have misused my strength,
    and served the foul adversary of thy kingdom.

    Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly,
    Grant me to know that the way of transgressors
    is hard,
    that evil paths are wretched paths,
    that to depart from thee is to lose all good.

    I have seen the purity and beauty of thy perfect law,
    the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns,
    the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls,
    yet I daily violate and contemn its precepts.

    Thy loving Spirit strives within me,
    brings me Scripture warnings,
    speaks in startling providences,
    allures by secret whispers,

    yet I choose devices and desires to my own hurt,
    impiously resent, grieve,
    and provoke him to abandon me.

    All these sins I mourn, lament, and for them
    cry pardon.

    Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;
    Give me the fullness of a godly grief
    that trembles and fears,
    yet ever trusts and loves,
    which is ever powerful, and ever confident;

    Grant that through the tears of repentance
    I may see more clearly the brightness
    and glories of the saving cross.

    -Valley of Vision
  2. Amy.G

    Amy.G New Member

    Sep 25, 2006
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    Wonderful book.

    Thanks. :wavey:
  3. jilphn1022

    jilphn1022 New Member

    May 8, 2007
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    Thanks for sharing these beautiful words concerning repentance.