April 6, 2012

Show Us The Treasures

Happy Easter! I hope your weekend is full of food, family, friends, and, most importantly, time to reflect on the cross and resurrection. Here is one last prayer to aide your reflection:

Creator of the ends of the earth,
Governor of the universe,
Judge of all men,
Head of the church,
Savior of sinners;
thy greatness if unsearchable,
thy goodness infinite,
thy compassions unfailing,
they providence boundless,
they mercies ever new.

We bless thee for the words of salvation.
How important, suitable, encouraging are the doctrines, promises, and invitations of the gospel of peace!
We are lost: but in it thou hast presented to us a full, free, and eternal salvation;
weak: but here we learn that help is found in One that is mighty,
poor: but in him we discover unsearchable riches,
blind: but we find he has treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

We thank thee for thy unspeakable gift.
Thy Son is our only refuge, foundation, hope, confidence;
We depend upon his death,
rest in his righteousness,
desire to bear his image;

May his glory fill our minds,
his love reign in our affections,
his cross inflame us with ardour.

--The Gospel from The Valley of Vision