O Lover of Thy People,
Thou hast placed my whole being in
the hands of Jesus,
my Redeemer, Commander,
and carest for me in him.
Keep me holy, harmless, undefiled,
seperate from sinners;
May I not know the voice of strangers,
but go to him where he is, and follow
where he leads.
Thou hast bathed me once for all in the
cleanse me now from this day's defilement,
from its faults, deficiencies of virtue,
that I may exhibit a perfect character in Jesus.
O Master, who didst wash the disciples' feet,
be very patient with me,
be very condescending to my faults,
go on with me till thy great work in me
I desire to conquer self in every respect,
to overcome the body with its affections and lusts,
to keep under my flesh,
to guard my manhood from all grosser sins,
to check the refined power of my natural mind,
to live entirely to thy glory,
to be deaf to unmerited censure and the praise
Nothing can hurt my new-born inner man,
it cannot be smitten or die;
Nothing can mar the dominion of thy Spirit
It is enough to have thy approbation and that of
Keep me humble, dependent, supremely joyful,
as calm and quiet as a sucking child,
yet earnest and active.
I wish not so much to do as to be,
and I long to be like Jesus;
If thou dost make me right I shall be right;
Lord, I belong to thee,
make me worthy of thyself.
[i]From The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions[/i]
Christopher Joel Dandrow