Spiritus Sanctus Prayer


This prayer is from the Banner of Truth website and it speaks for itself.  I could not find an author or a context; all to say that the website hosts Valley of Vision devotionals in which daily prayers are also curated.


As the sun is full of light, the ocean full of water,
   Heaven full of glory, so may my heart be full of thee.
Vain are all divine purposes of love
   and the redemption wrought by Jesus
   except thou work within,
      regenerating by thy power,
      giving me eyes to see Jesus,
      showing me the realities of the unseen world.
Give me thyself without measure,
   as an unimpaired fountain,
   as inexhaustible riches.
I bewail my coldness, poverty, emptiness,
   imperfect vision, languid service,
   prayerless prayers, praiseless praises.
Suffer me not to grieve or resist thee.

Come as power,
   to expel every rebel lust, to reign supreme and keep me thine;
Come as teacher,
   leading me into all truth, filling me with all understanding;
Come as love,
   that I may adore the Father, and love him as my all;
Come as joy,
   to dwell in me, move in me, animate me;
Come as light,
   illuminating the Scripture, moulding me in its laws;
Come as sanctifier,
   body, soul and spirit wholly thine;
Come as helper,
   with strength to bless and keep, directing my every step;
Come as beautifier,
   bringing order out of confusion, loveliness out of chaos.
Magnify to me thy glory by being magnified in me,
   and make me redolent of thy fragrance.

Valley of Vision is copyrighted; permission from the Banner of Truth.


About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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