Puritan prayers

O Lord God,
Teach me to look to Jesus on his cross
and so to know sin’s loathsomeness in thy sight
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O Lord God,
May holiness be the atmosphere
in which I live
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Lord of grace,
I have been hasty and short in private prayer,
O quicken my conscience to feel this folly
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Blessed Lord Jesus, at thy cross
may I be taught the awful miseries
from which I am saved
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O Spirit of God,
Help me to walk the separated life
with firm and brave step
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O Lord,
My soul is often a chariot without wheels,
clogged and hindered in sin’s miry clay;
Mount it on eagle’s wings
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O God,
Give me power to live as thy child
in all my actions,
and to exercise sonship
by conquering self
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O Spirit of God,
Deliver me from carking care,
and make me a happy, holy person
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O Lord God,
Teach me to know that grace precedes,
accompanies, and follows my salvation
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I bewail my cold, listless, heartless prayers
their poverty adds sin to sin
If my hope were in them I should be undone
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O God,
Blow away the ashes of unbelief by
thy Spirit’s breath
and give me light, fire, and warmth of love
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Lord Jesus,
Let thy mercy follow me while I live,
and give me aid to resign myself to thy will
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O Lord God,
How great are my privileges in Christ Jesus!
Praise be to thee for grace
and for the unspeakable gift of Jesus
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O God of grace,
Deepen my contrition of heart
Confirm my faith in the blood that washes
from all sin
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Lord Jesus,
To thy grace and the care of thy covenant
I commit myself, in sickness, and in health
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O my great High Priest,
pour down upon me streams of needful grace
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O God,
Let us not live uncertain
of what we are
of where we’re going
Bear witness with our spirit that we are thy children
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Heavenly Father,
Thou hast revealed to me myself
as a mass of sin,
and thyself as the fullness of goodness
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O God,
Give us closer abiding in Jesus
that we may
bring forth more fruit,
have a deeper sense of our obligations to him
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Keep us from intermittent attention
to eternal things;
Save us from the delusion of those
who fail to go far in religion
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Humble me to the dust before thee
Root & tear out the poisonous weed
of self-righteousness
and show me my utter nothingness
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O Lord,
Keep me sensible of my sinnership
Sink me deeper into penitence
Then grace, grace, will be my experience and cry
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Sovereign Lord,
Possess our minds with the grandeur
of thy perfections
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O God,
Enable us to remember what thou art
and what we are,
to recall thy holiness and our unworthiness
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Lord Jesus,
True God, everlasting Life,
Redeemer of sinners,
I give my body, soul, intellect, will, affections
to thee
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O Lord,
We admire thy goodness,
stand in awe of thy power,
abase ourselves before thy purity
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Creator, upholder and proprietor of all things,
We cannot escape from thy presence and control,
nor do we desire to do so
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O God,
Make us willing to be saved in thy own way,
perceiving nothing in ourselves but all in Jesus
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O Lord,
Help me to pray in faith and so find thy will,
by leaning hard on thy rich free mercy
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O Lord,
Help me to honour thee by believing before I feel,
for great is the sin if I make feeling a cause of faith
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O Lord God,
Make us willing to receive the supply
of our need from thy bounty.
To this end convince us of sin
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O God,
It is the discovery of thy goodness alone that
can banish our fear
allure us into thy presence
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Lord Jesus,
Grant that I may distrust myself, to see
my all in thee
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O God the Holy Spirit,
That which I know not, teach thou me,
Keep me a humble disciple
in the school of Christ
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O Father,
Remove the fuel of my sin,
and may I prize the gain of a little holiness
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O Father,
Lawful blessings are the secret idols,
the greatest injury is in the having,
the greatest good in the taking away
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O Holy Spirit,
Come as sanctifier,
body, soul and spirit wholly thine
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O unite me to thyself with inseparable bonds,
that nothing may ever draw me back from thee,
my Lord, my Saviour
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O gracious Redeemer,
I have neglected thee too long,
often crucified thee,
crucified thee afresh by my impenitence
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O God,
Praise waiteth for thee,
and to render it is my noblest exercise
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Glorious Trinity, impress the gospel on my soul,
until its virtue diffuses every faculty
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Teach us to place our happiness in thee,
the blessed God,
never seeking life among the dead things of earth
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King of glory,
Thy goodness is boundless;
all creatures wait on thee
are supplied by thee,
are satisfied in thee
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O Lord of power and grace,
all hearts are in thy hands,
all events at thy disposal
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O Lord,
May thy Holy Scriptures
govern every part of our lives
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O Lord,
Thou hast watched over us with
more than parental love,
more than maternal tenderness
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O God,
There is much unconquered territory
in my nature.
Give me pure desires,
and longings after perfect holiness
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O Lord,
Cast cords of love around my heart,
then hold me and never let me go
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O Lord,
Though thou hast renewed me,
yet evil corruptions urge me still to oppose thee.
Help me to extol thee
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O God, my exceeding joy,
Singing thy praises uplifts my heart,
for thou art a fountain of delight
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O God,
Impressed with the number and greatness
of thy benefits,
may we bless and praise thee at all times
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I am astonished at the difference
between the heaven I am bound for
& the hell I merit.
Who made me to differ, but thee?
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My God,
Help me to see how good thy will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine
teach me to be pleased with it
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If I oppose the Word I oppose my Lord
when he is most near;
If I receive the Word I receive my Lord
wherein he is nigh
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My Father,
In a world of created changeable things,
Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken
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O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings
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All-searching God,
Thou readest the heart,
seest more defilement in my duties
than I ever saw in any of my sins
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My Father,
When I sin against thee I cross thy will, love, life,
and have no comforter, no creature, to go to
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O my God,
When I think upon thee
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed
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I love thee above the powers of language
to express,
for what thou art to thy creatures.
Increase my love, O my God
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My Father,
My sin is not so much this or that particular evil,
but my continual separation, disunion,
distance from thee
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O God,
May my religion be always firmly rooted in thy Word,
my understanding divinely informed
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O Lord God,
I thank thee for thy riches to me in Jesus,
for the unclouded revelation of him in thy Word
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O God whose will conquers all,
There is no comfort in anything apart from enjoying thee
and being engaged in thy service
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While Jesus is representing me in heaven,
may I reflect him on earth
While he pleads my cause,
may I show forth his praise
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O Lord God,
May I scandalize none by my temper and conduct,
but recommend and endear Christ to all around
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O God,
Until the day of life dawns above
let there be unrestrained fellowship with Jesus
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Thou blessed Spirit,
Teach me to behold my Creator
his ability to save,
his arms outstretched,
his heart big for me
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O God,
Impress me deeply with a sense of thine omnipresence,
that thou art about my path,
my ways, my lying down, my end
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O God, attend me in every part of my arduous
and trying pilgrimage
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Thou blessed Spirit,
Represent sin to me in its odious colours
that I may hate it
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May I adorn the doctrine of thee my God
in all things
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O Lord God,
I pray not so much for graces as for
the Spirit himself
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O Fountain of all good,
Break me, then bind me up;
Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling for my God
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O God,
Nothing exceeds thy power,
Nothing is too great for thee to do,
Nothing too good for thee to give
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I ask great things of a great God
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O Holy Trinity,
With thee my heart shall bloom with fragrance;
Make me meet, through repentance, for thine indwelling
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O Lord,
Destroy in me every lofty thought,
Break pride to pieces,
Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness
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O Father, thou art enthroned to hear my prayers,
O Jesus, thy hand is outstretched to take my petitions
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O Triune God,
Let me live and pray as one baptized into the threefold Name
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O God,
Let thy Spirit teach me the vital lessons of Christ,
for I am slow to learn;
And hear thou my broken cries
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O God,
Although my mind is perplexed and divided,
my nature perverse,
yet my secret dispositions still desire thee
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