Marty’s Prayer Line for Yesterday Today & Tomorrow
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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for yesterday, today and tomorrow by Marty Martel
A Puritan Prayer
Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends,
To Your care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to Your ways.
Mold me completely into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay.
May my lips be a well-tuned harp to sound Your praise.
Let those around see me living by Your Spirit, trampling the world underfoot,
Unconformed to lying vanities, transformed by a renewed mind, clothed in the entire armour of God,
Shining as a never-dimmed light, showing holiness in all my doings.
Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, and hands.
May I travel swampy paths with a life pure from spot or stain.
In every transaction let my affection be in heaven, and my love soar upwards in flames of fire,
My gaze fixed on unseen things, my eyes open to the emptiness, fragility, mockery of earth and its vanities.
May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my Lord,
Listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth.
Order this day all my communications according to Your wisdom, and to the gain of mutual good.
Forbid that I should not be profited or made profitable.
May I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one.
If my life should end today, let this be my best day.
This I pray in the name of Christ, my Lord and Savior,
From a Massachusetts manuscript @ 1705, author unknown.
Prayer to Relinquish Shame
Oh Lord Christ, by your death and resurrection you have made forgiveness for my sin possible; and having confessed and repented of my sin, let me have confidence in your forgiveness. Let me not be ashamed; for to feel shame at my sin is to doubt your power. Rather fill me with faith in my salvation, that I may boldly praise your name before all the world, and live in love and constant growth in your Spirit and holiness.
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