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Rob Westbrook

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Rob Westbrook

The Mover

May 23, 2012, by Rob, category blog

Here’s another snippet from the book The Valley of Vision. The prayer is titled “The Mover.”

O Lord, I am astonished at the difference
between my receivings and my deservings,
between the state I am now in and my past gracelessness,
between the heaven I am bound for and the hell I merit.
Who made me to differ, but thee?

I know that my sufferings are the result of my sinning,
but in heaven both shall cease;
Grant me to attain this haven and be done with sailing,
and may the gales of thy mercy blow me safely into harbour.
Let thy love draw me nearer to thyself,
wean me from sin, mortify me to this world,
and make me ready for my departure hence.
Secure me by thy grace as I sail across this stormy sea.

from The Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur G. Bennett

So, what do you think ?


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