Purge me from selfishness, the fear of man, the love of approbation, the shame of being thought old-fashioned, the desire to be cultivated or modern. Take away my roving eye, curious ear, greedy appetite, lustful heart…. Then take me to the cross and leave me there. May I never dally with the world and its allurements, but walk by thy side, listen to thy voice, be clothed with thy graces, and adorned with thy righteousness.
— The Valley of Vision, quoted in Stand Fast In the Way of Truth by Douglas Bond, p. 266
The True Gospel (the prayer of a saint from long ago) Continue reading
Christian prayer, as such, is prayer to the Father, in the name and by the authority of the Son, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
— Bruce Ware, from Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance, kindle location 2190
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me show love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. Continue reading