O God the Holy Spirit,
Keep me a humble disciple in the school of Christ,
learning daily there what I am in myself,
a fallen sinful creature, justly deserving everlasting destruction;
O let me never lose sight of my need of a Saviour,
or forget that apart from him I am nothing,
and can do nothing.
Reveal to my soul the counsels and works of the blessed Trinity;
Instill into my dark mind the saving knowledge of Jesus;
Make me acquainted with his covenant undertakings
and his perfect fulfillment of them,
that by resting on his finished work
I may find the Father’s love in the Son, his Father, my Father,
and may be brought through thy influence
to have fellowship with the Three in One.
that I may know the things that belong unto my peace,
and through thee be made anew.
as thou hast revealed it in the Scriptures;
Apply to my soul the blood of Christ, effectually, continually,
and help me to believe, with conscience comforted,
that it cleanseth from all sin;
Lead me from faith to faith,
that I may at all times have freedom to come
to a reconciled Father, and may be able
to maintain peace with him against
doubts, fears, corruptions, temptations.
with a pure heart, steadfastly persuaded of his love,
in the full assurance of faith.
From The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, p.58,59