O Yahweh my God,
You have helped me to see,
that whatever good be in honor and rejoicing,
how good is He who gives them, and can withdraw them;
that blessedness does not lie so much
in receiving good from and in you, but
in holding forth your glory and virtue:
that it is an amazing thing
to see Deity in a creature, speaking, acting,
filling, shining through it;
that nothing is good but you,
that I am near good when I am near you,
that to be like you is a glorious thing;
This is my magnet, my attraction.
You are all my good in times of peace,
my only support in days of trouble,
my one sufficiency when life shall end.
Help me to see how good your will is in all,
and even when it crosses mine
teach me to be pleased with it.
Grant me to feel you in fire, and food and every providence,
and to see that your many gifts and creatures
are but your hands and fingers taking hold of me.
Your bottomless fountain of all good,
I give myself to you out of love,
for all I have or own is yours,
my goods, family, church, self,
to do with as you will,
to honor yourself by me, and all mine.
If it be consistent with your eternal counsels,
the purpose of your grace,
and the great ends of your glory,
then bestow upon me the blessings of your comforts;
If not, let me resign myself to your wiser determinations.
Through Jesus, my Messiah, my Redeemer and Great High Priest I pray.
Amen and Amen
Power Prayers are an updated version of prayers found in The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett, Canon of St. Albans Cathedral. We hope you will find them spiritually enriching. We post new Power Prayers regularly.