A Puritan Prayer
My guilty fears discourage an approach to thee,
but I praise thee for the blessed news
that Jesus reconciles thee to me.
May the truth that is in him
illuminate in me all that is dark,
establish in me all that is wavering,
comfort in me all that is wretched,
accomplish in me all that is of thy goodness,
and glorify in me the name of Jesus.
An excerpt from ‘The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers,’ edited by Arthur Bennett