Thursday, February 02, 2012

Come With Me for Your Good

By Belinda

I've wanted to post this excerpt from a prayer from The Valley of Visionsince 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.


Susan said...

And may I always remember and be ready to say, "I am a bunny eater too." :)

Belinda said...

Amen! :)

Marilyn said...

Lovely prayer. It gets away from us, the vision. Prayer reconnects, reminds, restores, reignites our passion to be and do all these things.

Dave Hingsburger said...

Susan, I have to say I don't follow!

Belinda said...

Dave, no wonder! It must sound very funny, especially to a vegetarian. I think that I must write a blog post to explain.

Susan said...

I think you did write a blog post. A long time ago. Didn't you?