Great Adventure Prayer Guide - INTRO
The purpose of this booklet is to teach us to pray biblically, authentically, and diligently. Use this Booklet to guide you in your personal time of prayer each day this week.
Living by Prayer from ‘The Valley of Vision’
O God Of The Open Ear,
Teach me to live by prayer as well as by providence, for myself, soul, body, children, family, and church;
Give me a heart frameable to your will; so I might live in prayer, and honor you, being kept from evil, known and unknown.
Help me to see the sin that accompanies all I do, and the good I can distill from everything.
Let me know that the work of prayer is to bring my will to yours, and that without this it is folly to pray;
When I try to bring your will to mine it is to command Christ, to be above him, and wiser than he: this is my sin and pride.
I can only succeed when I pray according to your precept and promise and to be done with as it pleases you, according to your sovereign will.
When you command me to pray for pardon, peace, and brokenness, it is because you will give me the thing promised, for your glory, as well as for my good.
Help me not only to desire small things but with holy boldness to desire great things for your people, and for myself, that they and I might live to show your glory.
Teach me that it is wisdom for me to pray for all I have, out of love, willingly, not of necessity; that I may come to you at any time, to lay open my needs acceptably to you; that my great sin lays in my not keeping the savor of your ways; that the remembrance of this truth is one way to the sense of your presence; that there is no wrath like the wrath of being governed by my own lusts for my own ends.
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