Journeying on – a prayer for a very heavy heart
So many things have been happening in my life lately, monumental, life-altering things bear down hard. This morning’s prayer from The Valley of Vision rained living water. This prayer is entitled Journeying On.
Lord of the cloud and fire,
I am a stranger, with a stranger’s indifference;
My hands hold a pilgrim’s staff, My march is Zionward,
My eyes are toward the coming of the Lord,
My heart is in thy hands without reserve.
Keep from it every opposing foe,
crush in it every rebel lust,
mortif;y every treacherous passion,
annihilate every earthborn desire.
All faculties of my being vibrate to they touch;
I love thee with soul, mind, body, strength,
might, spirit, affection, will,
desire, intellect, understanding.
Thou art the very perfection of all perfections;
All intellect derived from thee;
My scanty rivulets flow from they unfathomable fountain.
Compared with thee the sun is darkness,
all beauty deformity,
all wisdom folly,
the best goodness faulty.
Thou art worthy of an adoration greater than my dull heart can yield;
Invigorate my love that it may rise worthily to thee,
tightly entwine itself round thee,
be allured by thee.
Then shall my walk be endless praise.