Confidence: Valley of Vision

O God, You are very great,
My lot is to approach you with godly fear and humble confidence,
for your condescension equals your grandeur,
and your goodness is your glory.

I am unworthy, but you still welcome;
guilty, but you are merciful;
indigent, but your riches are unsearchable.

You have shown boundless compassion towards me
by not sparing your Son,
and by giving me freely all things in Him;

This is the foundation of my hope,
the refuge of my safety,
the new and living way to you,
the means of that conviction of sin, brokenness of heart,
and self-despair, which will endear to me the gospel.

Happy are they who are Christ’s,
in him at peace with you,
justified from all things,
delivered from the coming wrath,
made heirs of future glory;

Give me such deadness to the world,
such love to the Savior,
such attachment to his house,
such devotedness to his service,
as proves me a subject of his salvation.

May every part of my character and conduct
make a serious and amiable impression on others,
and impel them to ask the way to the Master.

Let no incident of life, pleasing or painful,
injure the prosperity of my soul, but rather increase it.

Send me your help,
for your divine appointments are not meant to make me independent of you,
and the best means will be vain without super-added blessings.

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