O Yahweh my God,
Father of our LORD Jesus the Messiah,
Praise waits for you,
to render it is my noblest exercise;
This is your due from all your creatures,
for all your works display your attribute and fulfill your designs;
The sea, dry land, winter cold, summer heat,
morning light, evening shade are full of you,
and you give them to me to richly enjoy.
You are King of Kings and LORD of Lords;
At your pleasure empires rise and fall;
All your works praise you and your saints bless you;
Let me be numbered with your holy ones,
resemble them in character and condition,
sit with them at Jesus’ feet.
May my religion always be firmly rooted in your Word,
my understanding divinely informed,
my affections holy and heavenly,
my motives simple and pure,
and my heart never wrong with you.
Deliver me from the natural darkness of my own mind,
from the corruptions of my heart,
from the temptations to which I am exposed,
from the daily snares that attend me.
I am in constant danger while I am in this life;
Let your watchful eye ever be upon me for my defense,
Save me from the power of my worldly and spiritual enemies
and from all painful evils to which I have exposed myself.
Until the day of life dawns above
let there be unrestrained fellowship with Jesus;
Until fruition comes, may I enjoy the earnest of my inheritance,
and the firstfruits of the Spirit;
Until I finish my course with joy may I pursue it with diligence,
in every part display the resources of the Christian,
and adorn the doctrine of you my God in all things.
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.