Monday, July 25, 2011

The Valley of Vision

I was inspired by this prayer.  Oh to have this surrender to God in the valleys of my life.  I hope you will take a moment to read this...  it is beautiful.

High and Holy,
Meek and Lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the
Valley of Vision,
Where I live in the Depths
But see Thee in the
Hemmed in by
Mountains of Sin
I behold Thy glory.

Let me learn by Paradox
That the way Down is the way Up,
That to be Low is to be High,
That the Broken Heart is the Healed Heart,
That the Contrite Sprit is the Rejoicing Spirit,
That the Repenting Soul is the Victorious Soul,
That to have Nothing is to possess All,
That to bear the Cross is to wear the Crown,
That to Give is to Receive,
That the Valley is the place of Vision.

Lord, in the daytime
Stars can be seen from
Deepest wells,
And the deeper the wells the
Brighter Thy stars shine;
Let me find Thy
Light in my Darkness,
Thy Life is my Death,
Thy Joy in my Sorrow,
Thy Grace in my Sin,
Thy Riches in my Poverty,

Thy Glory in my Valley."

~A Puritan Prayer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What deep words. I also like the Puritan prayers. My Church was reading through some of them congregationally a few months back and I really enjoyed that.