I've wanted to post this excerpt from a prayer from The Valley of Vision, since I read it in December, I loved it so much. But this seems the perfect time to share it.
As Paul and I prayed this morning at breakfast, I thought about how easy it can be to sink into a kind of meanness of spirit if you are not careful, even over something innocent. I am all too prone to that, and so the prayer inspired me. Here it is:
May I render my profession of the gospel not only impressive, but amiable and inviting.
May I hold forth the way of Jesus with my temper as well as my tongue,with my life as well as my lips
May I say to all I meet,
I am journeying towards God's given place,
Come with me for your good...
May I be in character and conduct like:
the dew of heaven
the salt of the earth
the light of the world,
the fullness of the fountain...May I see all things in a divine light so that they may inform my judgement and sanctify my heart.