The Valley of Vision

Posted: May 23, 2011 by mezmcconnell in Book Reviews, Discipleship
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This is a beautiful little book of edited Puritan prayers and devotions. Consider this:

‘Destroy in me every lofty thought,

Break pride to pieces and scatter it

to the winds,

Annihilate each clinging shred of

self-righteousness

Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,

Abase in me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,

Open in me a fount of penitential tears,

Break me, then bind me up;

Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling

for my God;

Then can the Father take up his abode in me,

Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing

in his touch,

Then can the Holy Spirit descend in

sanctifying grace;

O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,

inhabit me, a temple consecrated to thy glory.’

Compare the beauty, depth and simplicity of those words with some of the drivel that passes for ‘worship’ today and it is no contest. A great little devotional aid.


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