Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Puritan Prayer - Consecration

A few months ago our senior pastor sent me a copy of a "Puritan Prayer" that had moved him and he asked that I find a way to use it in a service. Well, I finally was able to incorporate in our worship this past Sunday and many people have asked for a copy of the prayer. So, here its...

Puritan Prayer - Consecration

O Lord Jesus,

I grieve over my coldness, poverty, emptiness, imperfect vision, languid service, prayerless prayers, praiseless praises.

Do not allow me to resist Thee.

Come as power, to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me Thine;
Come as teacher, leading me into all truth, filling me with all understanding;
Come as love, that I may adore the Father, and love him as my all;
Come as joy, to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;
Come as light, illuminating the Scripture, molding me in its laws;
Come as sanctifier, body, soul and spirit wholly Thine;
Come as helper, with strength to bless and keep, directing me every step;
Come as beautifier, bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos;

Magnify to me Thy glory by being magnified in me, and make Thy fragrance be also mine.

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