Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Lord of Immortality
before whom angles bow and archangles veil their faces,
enable me to serve thee with reverence and godly fear.

Thou who art Spirit and requriest truth in the inward parts,
help me to worship thee in spirit and in truth.
Thou who art righteous,
let me not harbour sin in my heart,
or indulge a worldly temper,
or seek satisfaction in things that perish.
I hasten towards an hour
when earthly pursuits and possessions will appear vain,

when it will be indfferent whether I have been rich or poor, successful or disappointed, admire or despied
But it will be of eternal moment that I have mourned for sin,
hungered and thristed after righteousness

loved the Lord Jesus in sincerity,

gloried in the cross.

May these objects engross my cheif solicitude!
Produce in me those principles and dispositions

that make thy service perfect freedom.
Expel from my mind all sinful fear and shame,

so that with firmness and courage I may
confess the redeemer before men,
go forth with him bearing his reproach,
be zelous with his knowledge,
be filled with his wisdome,

walk with his circumspection,

ask counsel of him in all things,
repair to the scriptures for his orders,

stay my mind on his peace,

knowing that nothing can befall me

without his permission, appointment, and administration.

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