Show Me The Way From Your Word

Posted on April 19, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

I am working through a powerful book right now of prayers written by Puritan preachers. It is an awesome read, and I am enjoying reading the depth of their prayers. Scripture is filled with examples of model prayers for us. My next read is “All the Prayers of the Bible” by Herbert Lockyer.

This one is called “Piercing Heaven” by Robert Elmer. It is available on Smile.Amazon in hardcover and Kindle.

Pastor Phillip Doddridge was a pastor, educator, and hymn-writer. His prayer only contains Scripture. Check it out:

Blessed God, I humbly adore you as the great Father of lights, and the Giver of every good and every perfect gift (James 1:17).

I seek every blessing from you, and especially those which may lead me to yourself, and prepare me for the eternal enjoyment of you. I adore you as the God who searches the hearts and tries the reins of the children of men (Jeremiah 17:10).

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts. See if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:23–24).

May I be renewed in the spirit of my mind (Ephesians 4:24).

You give me a new heart, and place a new spirit within me (Ezekiel 34:26).

Make me a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4), and as he who has called me is holy, may I be holy in all I say (1 Peter 1:15).

May the same mind be in me which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5), and may I walk even as he walked (1 John 2:6).

Deliver me from being carnally-minded, which is death; and make me spiritually-minded, since that is life and peace (Romans 8:6).

And may I, while I pass through this world, walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) and be strong in faith, giving glory to God (Romans 4:20).

May your grace teach me to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly (Titus 2:11–12).

Work in my heart the kind of godliness which is profitable for all things (1 Timothy 4:8).

Teach me by the influence of your blessed Spirit, to love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30).

May I yield myself to you, as alive from the dead (Romans 6:13) and present my body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable in your sight, which is my most reasonable service (Romans 12:1)! Amen.

Elmer, Robert. Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans (pp. 32-33). Lexham Press. Kindle Edition.

What a great prayer and a good exercise is repeating back to the Lord from His precious Word. This one is going to be a part of my prayer arsenal.

Have a great week.

Living in light of the gospel,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

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Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

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