This morning my prayer is that of “A Minister’s Evils” from The Valley of Vision.
“Thou hast shown me that the glory of everything that is sanctified to do good is not seen in itself, but in the source of it’s sanctification.
Thus my end in preaching is Christ himself, whom I trust, for in him is fullness of spirit and strength; my comfort in preaching is to do all for him.
Help me in my work to grow more humble, to pick something out of all providences to that end, to joy in thee and loathe myself, to keep my life, being, soul, and body only for thee, to carry my heart to thee in love and delight, to see all my grace in thee, coming from thee, to walk with thee in endearment.
Then, whether I succeed or fail, nought matters but thee alone.”
Lord, for me and my brothers taking the pulpit this morning preaching your word; lead us in repentance and prayer to the experience of your grace. For your glory.