Valley of Vision Redux – “Resting On God” – pg. 129

Resting on God

O God most high, most glorious,
The thought of your infinite serenity cheers me,
For I am toiling and tossing, troubled and distressed,
But You are ever at perfect peace.

Your designs in creation cause You no fear or care of dissatisfaction.
Your works stand fast as the eternal hills.
Your power knows no bond,
Your goodness knows no end.
You bring order out of chaos,
You bring clarity out of confusion,
So all my defeats are all your victories, by which I always win
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Valley of Vision – “The Gospel Way” – pg. 35 (my paraphrase)

Blessed Lord Jesus teach me the Gospel Way that I might ever walk in it

No human mind could conceive or invent the Gospel,
Acting in eternal grace, you are both its Messenger and its Message,

  • Living your life out on earth and displaying infinite compassion,
  • Applying your life to insult, injury, and death,
  • Giving your life that I might be redeemed, ransomed, and freed.

Blessed are you, O Father,
for designing this Gospel Way of grace to find a rebel like me

Eternal thanks to you, O Lamb of God,
for opening this Gospel Way grace so that my blind eyes could see it

Praise everlasting to you, O Holy Spirit,
for applying this Gospel Way of grace to my hardened heart.

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Valley of Vision Redux: Praise and Thanksgiving

I restructured this prayer as a responsive reading to be used in worship during Thanksgiving…

“Praise and Thanksgiving: Responsive Reading” – (adapted from Valley of Vision, p. 15)

Leader: Thank You O my God
Congregation:
For You are the fairest of all things, the greatest, the first and the last
My heart admires you, adores you, loves you
My heart is as full as it can be
And I would pour out all that fullness before You in a ceaseless flow

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Valley of Vision – Your Will is called Divine

The Valley of Vision, “The Divine Will” – Pg. 9 (my paraphrase)

O LORD, I weakly cling to you; but your grip on me is firm
I see, I believe, and I live, when Your will is called Divine, and so may Your will be done, not mine
There is no worthiness or goodness in me that could deserve Your grace
Your providence and promises are not mine because I’m good
But only Your good pleasure holds me firm and only Your good will holds my hand in Thine

So let Your will be done, not mine, for only Your Will is called Divine

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Valley of Vision – The Trinity

The Valley of Vision, “The Trinity” – Pg. 3 (my paraphrase)

Three in One, One in Three
God of My Salvation
Heavenly Father, Blessed Son, Eternal Spirit
Who governs One Holy Nation
I adore You as One Being, One Essence, One God, Three Persons
Who brings outcasts to know You
Who brings outlaws to serve You
In your Kingdom as Citizens, Friends, and adopted Sons

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Valley of Vision – Christ the Word, my Husband, my King

The Valley of Vision, “Christ The Word” – Pg. 17 (my paraphrase)

Help me Father,
In a world of created things, changeable things, moving parts, and swirling pieces
Christ remains unshaken.  Word and Sacrament stand firm in the middle of the storm
Like a stone I rest on His sure foundation
I abide in Him and rest in Him for all my mercies are found in Him
He designed, He purchased, He promised, He awakened, and he is perfecting…me

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Valley of Vision – “God: The Everything in everything”

God: The Everything in everything
The Valley of Vision, “God The All” – Pg. 4 (my paraphrase)

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Christ You are My Everything – Valley of Vision, p.4

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