Merry Christmas! In honor of the birth of Jesus, here is a wonderful prayer from a book that has become one of my favorites, The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett. O source of all good, What shall I render to thee for the gift of gifts, […]Continue readingMore Tag
When I first read Jan Hus’s words about the birth of Christ (above), I was struck anew with how incredible it is that the God of the universe would become a human baby to bring us eternal life!
A week or so ago, I saw this prayer on the blog of a fellow Campus Crusade staff member, and decided to do a web search for some information on it. I found that it’s an adaptation from a prayer by John Wesley (1703-1791), whose teachings are the foundation of the various Methodist and Wesleyan […]Continue readingMore Tag
This prayer by English reformer Thomas Cranmer is one I memorized growing up from hearing it repeated so often in the liturgy of my church. The words often come back to mind when I feel the need for God to cleanse my heart. Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and […]Continue readingMore Tag
Again, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, because life feels “crazy-busy” right now. In fact, I think this prayer by A. W. Tozer is exactly what I need to pray: Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them. Give […]Continue readingMore Tag