ON SON OF GOD AND SON OF MAN,
You were incarnate, did suffer, rise, ascend for my sake;
Your departure was not a token of separation but a pledge to return;
Your Word, promises, sacraments, show your death until you come again,
That day is no horror to me, for your death has redeemed me,
your Spirit fills me,
your love animates me,
your Word governs me.
I have trusted you and you have not betrayed my trust;
waited for you, and not waited in vain.
You will come to raise my body from the dust, and re-unite it to my soul,
by a wonderful work of infinite power and love,
greater than that which bounds the oceans’ waters,
ebbs and flows the tides,
keep the stars in their courses,
and gives life to all creatures.
This corruptible shall put on incorruption,
this mortal, imoorotiality,
this natural body, a spiritual body,
this dishonoured body, a glorious body,
this weak body, a body of power.
I triumph now in your promises as I shall do in their performance,
for the head cannot live if the members are dead;
Beyond the grave is resurrection, judgment, acquittal, dominion.
Every event and circumstance of my life will be dealt with —
the sins of my youth, my secret sins,
the sins of abusing you, of disobeying your Word,
the sins of negliectin ministers’ admonitions,
the sins of violating my conscience — all will be judged;
And after judgment, peace and rest, life and service,
employment, and enjoyment, for your elect,
O God, keep me in this faith, and ever looking for Messiah’s return.
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.