Saturday, February 09, 2008

God's Cause

Sovereign God,
Your cause, not my own, engages my heart,
and I appeal to you with greatest freedom
to set up your kingdom in every place where Satan reigns;

Glorify yourself and I shall rejoice,
for to bring honor to your name is my sole desire.
I adore you that you are God
and long that others should know it, feel it and rejoice in it.
O that all people might love and praise you;
that you might have all glory from the intelligent world!
Let sinners be brought to you for your dear name’s sake!
To the eye of reason everything concerning the conversion of others is as dark as midnight,
But you can accomplish great things;
the cause is yours and it is to your glory that people should be saved.

Lord, use me as you will, do with me what you will;
but, O, promote your cause,
let your kingdom come,
let your blessed interest be advanced in this world!

O do bring in great numbers to Jesus!
Let me see that glorious day and give me to grasp for multitudes of souls;
let me be willing to die to that end;
and while I live let me labor for you to the utmost of my strength,
spending time profitably in this work, both in health and in weakness.
It is your cause and kingdom I live for, not my own.

O, answer my request!

Prayer from: The Valley of Vision Prayers

1 comment:

Hamster said...

Hey Lisa,

I love these Puritan prayers from "The Valley of Vision"; they are among my favorites!

I've got to get you to listen to the song called "Your Kingdom Come" that is based on this prayer, on Sovereign Grace's "Valley of Vision" CD. It was our Asia Team's "song" last year for our trip to Cambodia/Thailand.

Hope you're doing well! And resting...