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From time to time, I will post a prayer from the book of Puritan prayers called Valley of Vision.

May these bring blessing and encouragement to you.

The All Good

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. You 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 by 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.


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