The Valley of Vision, A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions.

“The Puritan Movement was a religious phenomenon of the sixteenth and seventeenth cenutries, yet its influence continued at least to the time of Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1834-1892. The prayers are taken from the works of Thomas Shepard, Thomas Watson, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan Isaac Watts, William Williams, Philip Doddridge, William Romaine, David Brainerd, Augustus Toplady, Christmas Evans, William Jay, Henry Law, and C.H. Spurgeon, edited by Arthur Bennett.”

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May it be more revealed to me in all its influences that my love to him

may be more fervent and glowing. Let the mighty tide of his everlasting love

cover the rocks of my sin and care. Then let my spirit float above those things

which had else wrecked my life. Make me fruitful by living to that love, my character becoming more beautiful every day.

If traces of Christ’s love-artistry be upon me,

may he work on with his divine brush until the complete image be obtained and I be made a perfect copy of him, my master.

O Lord Jesus, come to me. O Divine Spirit, rest upon me, O Holy Father, look on me in mercy…

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Oh Holy Spirit

As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water,

Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of thee.

Give me thyself without measure, as an unimpaired fountain, inexhaustible riches.

Come as helper, with strength to bless and keep, directing my every step;

Come as beautifier, bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos…