Bible without prayer

The Bible without prayer is like an open ear and a closed mouth. And even the openness of the ear is in question, if we do not heed God’s invitation to share our hearts with him.

Day by day

Day by day, O Lord, let us ardently seek your presence, lovingly walk with you and willingly spend ourselves in your service. At the day’s end let us not be found hiding our talents nor at the end of our life be unready to rise up and meet you in the feast of your kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

—Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

John Cosin prayer

Give us patience, O God, in the hour of trouble, humility in the hour of success, and constancy in the hour of temptation. Grant us thankfulness for your benefits, fear of your judgment, and hope in your enduring mercy, now and forever. Amen. —John Cosin (1594-1672)

A beautiful prayer

I almost used this prayer for Believing Prayer today, but finally opted to do something original. It expresses beautifully the full dependence on God.

Grant us grace, O God, to take your Son for our Redeemer, his life for our example, his word for our rule, his Spirit for our guide, his wounds for our healing and his cross for our salvation, that he may take possession of our hearts, now and for ever. Amen.

—Jeremy Taylor (1613-1657)

Prayer of the Day