The Deeps

Lord Jesus,

Give me a deeper repentance,
a horror of sin,
a dread of its approach;

Help me chastely to flee it,
and jealously to resolve that my heart
shall be thine alone.



Give me a deeper trust,
that I may lose myself to find myself in thee,
the ground of my rest,
the spring of my being.

Give me a deeper knowledge of thyself
as Saviour, Master, Lord, and King.

Give me deeper power in private prayer,
more sweetness in thy Word,
more steadfast grip on its truth.





Give me deeper holiness in speech, thought, action,
and let me not seek moral virtue apart from thee.

Plough deep in me, great Lord,
heavenly Husbandman,
that my being may be a tilled field,
the roots of grace spreading far and wide,
until thou alone art seen in me,
thy beauty golden like summer harvest,
thy fruitfulness as autumn plenty.



I have no Master but thee,
no law but thy will,
no delight but thyself,
no wealth but that thou givest,
no good but that thou blessest,
no peace but that thou bestowest.

I am nothing but that thou makest me,
I have nothing but that I receive from thee,
I can be nothing but that grace adorns me.
Quarry me deep, dear Lord,
and then fill me to overflowing
with living water.

(The Valley of Vision)

What is your favorite devotional or prayer book?

The Valley of Vision is one of many I love to read through, let me know what you are reading...

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

4 comments:

Heather Carbaugh said...

Thank you for posting again!! I missed reading them! A prayer book I like is "Stregth for Your Day" by R.T. and Louise Kendall. R.T. is a very wise godly man that we had the privilege to meet and attend church with when we lived in the keys. He has written many books, my very favorite was "Total Forgiveness". It was a life changing book in my Christain walk. I know you love to read, based on your last post ;) but not sure if you've heard of him. Keep the posts coming!!!!!

Heather Carbaugh said...

Thank you for posting again!! I missed reading them! A prayer book I like is "Stregth for Your Day" by R.T. and Louise Kendall. R.T. is a very wise godly man that we had the privilege to meet and attend church with when we lived in the keys. He has written many books, my very favorite was "Total Forgiveness". It was a life changing book in my Christain walk. I know you love to read, based on your last post ;) but not sure if you've heard of him. Keep the posts coming!!!!!

Jody Dake said...

Thank you Heather!
I will have to look for his book, and no I had not heard of him. Thanks for the recommendation.
Hope you are doing well...

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

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