Sunday, November 20, 2016

Repose

Heavenly Father,
My faith is in you
            My expectation is from you
My love goes out to you
I believe you
            accept your Word
submit to your will
rely on your promises
trust your providence
I thank you that at times my conscience proves me to be yours.
I do not need signs and wonders to believe, for your Word is sure truth.
I trust in your peace knowing my present and future are in Jesus’ hands.
You are so good, wise, just, holy, that no mistake is possible for you.
You are the source of all law, what you command is mine to obey.
I yield to your sovereignty with all that I am and have; do with me as you will.

You have given me silence in my heart, in place of murmurings and complaints.
Keep my wishes from becoming desires that question your providence and have mercy on me.
When I sin and am rebellious, help me to repent;
take away my mourning and give me music
remove my sackcloth and adorn me with beauty
take away my sighs and fill my mouth with songs;
and when I am restored and rest in you, give me joy in my heart. 

Amen




(adapted from The Valley of Vision, ed. Arthur Bennett, Banner of Truth Trust, p296)  

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