A few weeks ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the book The Valley of Vision. The book is a collection of Puritan prayers from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. I’ve been deeply moved by the prayers these men of God lifted up to their Master. Instead of reading quickly through The Valley of Vision, I’ve decided to read one per day, at night, before going to sleep. This has quickly become a very meaningful practice for me.
I’ve decided that I’ll share portions of these prayers with you from time to time. Here’s a bit of the first prayer, aptly titled The Valley of Vision.
Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.
from The Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur G. Bennett