A Puritan Prayer at Christmas
“O God, take me in spirit to the watchful shepherds, and enlarge my mind;
let me hear good tidings of great joy, and hearing, believe, rejoice, praise, adore,
my conscience bathed in an ocean of repose,
my eyes uplifted to a reconciled Father;
“. . . let me with Simeon clasp the new-born child to my heart,
embrace him with undying faith, exulting that he is mine and I am his.
In him thou hast given me so much that heaven can give no more.”
- This prayer comes from The Valley of Vision. I highly recommend this collection of Puritan devotionals.
- The complete prayer, “The Gift of Gifts”, is on the Banner of Truth website.
- For more of my Christmas posts:
- The Names of Jesus
- Faithful and Watchful for the Lord to Come – Lessons learned from Simeon and Anna
- I have quite a few on my blog, The Sovereign. Click here to choose from all the posts, or go to these select posts:
- Our Lives, Our Worship, and the Incarnation of Christ with practical applications to our lives
- C. S. Lewis on the Conception of Christ
- Notice the names of Christ in Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
- Martin Luther composed From Heaven above to Earth I Come to teach his children on Christmas Eve.
- The Origin of Nativities