Prayer: The Great God

From The Valley of Vision

Destroy in me every lofty thought,
Break pride to pieces and scatter it to the winds,
Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness,
Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,
Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,
Open in me a fount of penitential tears,
Break me, then bind me up,
Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling for my God;
   Then can the Father take up his abode 
      in me,
   Then can the blessed Jesus come with 
      healing in his touch,
   Then can the Holy Spirit descend in 
      sanctifying grace;
O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,
   inhabit me, a temple consecrated to thy 
When thou art present, evil cannot abide;
In thy fellowship is fullness of joy,
Beneath thy smile is peace of conscience,
By thy side no fears disturb,
   no apprehension banish rest of mind,
With thee my heart shall bloom with 
Make me meet, through repentance, for thine
Nothing exceeds thy power,
Nothing is too great for thee to do,
Nothing too good for thee to give.
   Infinite is thy might, boundless thy love,
   limitless thy grace, glorious thy saving
Let angels sing for sinners repenting, 
   prodigals restored,
   backsliders reclaimed, Satan's captives 
   blind eyes opened, broken hearts bound 
   the despondent cheered, the 
      self-righteous stripped,
   the formalist driven from a refuge of lies,
   the ignorant enlightened,
   and saints built up in their holy faith.
I ask great things of a great God.

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