A Christian’s Prayer

Blessed God, Ten thousand snares are mine without and within, Defend thou me; When sloth and indolence seize me, Give me views of heaven; When sinners entice me, Give me disrelish of their ways; When sensual pleasures tempt me, Purify and refine me; When I desire worldly possessions, Help me to be rich toward thee; […]

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Prayer of Richard Baxter

Eternal, Almighty, and most gracious God: heaven is your throne, and earth is your footstool; holy and reverend is your name; you are praised by the angels of heaven, and in the gathering of your church on earth.  Despite our unworthiness, you have invited us through our mediator, Jesus Christ, to present ourselves and our […]

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New Year’s Prayer

Almighty God, by whose mercy my life has been yet prolonged to another year, grant that thy mercy may not be in vain.  Let not my years be multiplied to increase my guilt, but as age advances, let me become more pure in my thoughts, more regular in my desires, and more obedient to thy […]

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Puritan Christmas Prayer

O source of all good, What shall I render to you for the gift of gifts, your own dear Son? Herein is wonder of wonders: he came below to raise me above, was born like me that I might become like him. Herein is love; when I cannot rise to him he draws near on […]

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“Call to Me”

“the condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he not be there, one of the first […]

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