Valley of Vision: Redux

The Valley of Vision: Redux

One of the things I am doing on Sacrosanct Gospel, is re-writing a selection of prayers taken from *”The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.” Those who are familiar with this collection and have grown to love these prayers as much as I have might be inclined to see this attempt as misguided.  After all, these prayers have stood the test of time quite fine without any help from me.  Isn’t it better to leave well enough alone.  I am inclined to agree, yet I find that re-writing these prayers is a helpful spiritual exercise for me and it may also be helpful to others.

So, in rewriting these prayers, my aim is three-fold:
(1) as a valuable spiritual discipline for my own personal enrichment as I interact with Christ in prayer
(2) to make these prayers a bit more accessible to modern readers, and
(3) to add a more deliberate ‘poetic’ shape, structure and rhythm to the prayers so that they might be used in corporate worship

My hope is that these wonderful, gospel oriented prayers might, to the glory of God, be more fully understood with our minds, and more fully experienced with our hearts. You can order the original “Valley of Vision” by clicking ORIGINAL VALLEY OF VISION.

To see the entire collection that I have posted so far click ENTIRE COLLECTION:


4 thoughts on “Valley of Vision: Redux

  1. Very cool – thanks for posting these Tim. I’m on p.48 as part of a morning devotion and was thinking about the concept of a modern version for family use. Keep up the work please, you’re blessing many in your efforts!


    • Thanks for the encouragement Will. It’s been a while since I have posted a VofV entry but you’ve given me incentive to get back at it.


  2. Hello, Tim, I was searching for the hymn: Himself; and came across your blog. In a new North Amrican’s eyes as mine, your blog is one of rare and reverent ones in today’s North America. We should thank our merciful and patient Lord still keep the world intact, just because he is looking for the last 10 rightoueous men… Isabelle


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