Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Disciple's Renewal

One of my favorite prayer/devotional books is called "The Valley of Vision."

I love these lines, taken from the prayer, "A Disciple's Renewal"

O my Savior,
Help me.
I am so slow to learn,
so prone to forget,
so weak to climb;
I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights,
I am pained by my graceless heart,
my prayerless days,
my poverty of love,
my sloth in the heavenly race,
my sullied conscience,
my wasted hours,
my unspent opportunities.

Make it my chiefest joy to study Thee,
mediate on Thee
gaze on Thee.

Give me increase and progress in grace
so that there may be
more decision in my character,
more vigour in my purposes,
more elevation in my life,
more fervour in my devotion,
more constancy in my zeal.


Thia said...

Thanks for sharing. Seems quite a few people appreciate this book. I'll have to keep my eyes open for a copy.

iammygirlsmom said...

Wow. That is very powerful. Thank you!


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