A Puritan Prayer for 2015

December 31, 2014

A Puritan Prayer for 2015

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A Puritan Prayer for 2015

O Lord,

I launch my bark on the unknown waters of this year,
with Thee, O Father as my harbour,
Thee, O Son, at my helm,
Thee O Holy Spirit, filling my sails.

Guide me to heaven with my loins girt,
my lamp burning,
my ear open to Thy calls,
my heart full of love,
my soul free.

Give me Thy grace to sanctify me,
Thy comforts to cheer,
Thy wisdom to teach,
Thy right hand to guide,
Thy counsel to instruct,
Thy law to judge,
Thy presence to stabilize.

May Thy fear be my awe,
Thy triumphs my joy.

Length of days does not profit me except the days are passed in Thy presence,
in Thy service,
to Thy glory.

Give me a grace that precedes, follows, guides, sustains, sanctifies, aids every hour,
that I may not be one moment apart from Thee,
but may rely on Thy Spirit
to supply every thought,
speak in every word,
direct every step,
prosper every work,
build up every mote of faith,
and give me a desire to show forth Thy praise;
testify Thy love,
and advance Thy kingdom.

From a collection of Puritan prayers in The Valley of Vision.

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  1. I wonder how nouthetic counseling differs from pop psychology if you in any of these blog writes were to simply take out the bible verses.

    Reading Hope for Hurting Marriages 9/28/11, it was almost a word for word that I have heard from a unitarian pastor who is a lesbian. This was before I was saved by God’s Grace through His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ. You see I was taken in by new age philosophies and studied Scientology and Freemasons. I was fascinated by the analogy of the “love” triangle. This was exactly what freemasons teach. They teach there is no difference and that it is egalitarian as you move up the triangle. If you notice that as you work your way toward your wife and God, you become one with both… Freesmasonry. In Scientology we were taught to work on ourselves and if someone did/acted something toward us, it was our reaction toward that stimulus. When we wanted to lead someone toward an objective (which was by all means to be ethical and moral), we were to do it gently and continuous without fear. It is that fear that will lead to anger, loss of affinity to our subject and personal pain. When you no longer fear reactions etc, you are actually moving up that triangle toward an ultimate state of being. Sort of like buddhism. By the way L. Ron Hubbard founder of Scientology was an OTO freemason.

    God bless and keep you

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