Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Prayer

O Spirit of God,
Help my infirmities;
If thou seest in me
any wrong thing encouraged,
any evil desire cherished,
any delight that is not Thy delight,
any habit that grieves Thy heart,
then grant me the kiss of Thy forgiveness,
and teach my feet to walk in the way of Thy commandments.
Help me to wrestle successfully against weakness;
Give me power to live as Thy child in all my actions,
and to exercise sonship by conquering self.
Lead me safely on to the eternal kingdom,
not asking whether the road be rough or smooth.
I request only to see the face of Him who I love,
to be content with bread to eat,
with raiment to put on,
if I can be brought to Thy house in peace.

The Valley of Vision (p. 188)