Valley of Vision Redux – “Purified by Grace” – pg. 81

Originally posted as “Purification” p. 81

Lord Jesus, I sin.

Help me that I may
never cease grieving because of my sin,
never be content with myself,
never think I can reach a point of perfection.

Kill my envy,
command my tongue,
trample down my selfish pride.

Give me grace to be holy, kind, gentle, pure, peaceable,
to live for You and not for myself,
to copy Your words, acts, spirit,
to be transformed into Your likeness,
to be consecrated and set apart entirely to You,
to live completely for Your glory.

Deliver me from attachment to things unclean,
from wrong associations,
from the predominance of evil passions,
from the sugar of sin as well as its bitterness;
that I may, with self-loathing, deep contrition, and earnest heart searching,
come to You, cast myself on You, trust in You, cry to You, and be delivered by You.

O God, the Eternal Everything,
help me to know that all things are shadows, but You are the Substance,
all things are quicksand, but You are the Mountain,
all things are shifting, but You are the Anchor,
all things are ignorance, but You are the Wisdom.

If my life is to be a vessel used to purify a love of God amid a burning heat, so be it,
but dear Christ, sit at the furnace mouth to watch the ore that no good from You is lost.
If I sin wilfully, grievously, tormentedly,
Then Shake me, Shock me, Unhinge me by Your Grace
Undress every hidden place and remove my obscure idols Christ, until I’m only Thine

In Mercy…
take away my mourning and give me music;
remove my sackcloth and clothe me with beauty;
still my sighs and fill my mouth with song,
and over my wintry heart send the summer breeze of Your Favor

Undress every hidden place and remove my obscure idols Christ, until I’m only Thine

One thought on “Valley of Vision Redux – “Purified by Grace” – pg. 81

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s