Precious Lord Jesus,

(A Puritan Prayer)

Precious Lord Jesus,
Give me faith to behold . . .
  my name engraved in Your hand,
  my soul and body redeemed by Your blood,
  my sinfulness covered by Your life of pure obedience.

May . . .
  Your comforts cheer me in my sorrows,
  Your strength sustain me in my trials,
  Your blessings revive me in my weariness,
  Your presence render me a fruitful tree of holiness,
  Your promises establish me in peace and joy,
  Your revivings kindle in me undying devotion.

Search my heart. Show me more of my
corruptions and helplessness, that I may . . .
  flee to You,
  cling to You,
  rest in You,
as the beginning and end of my salvation.

May I never vex You by my indifference and
waywardness; or grieve You by my cold welcome.

Answer my prayers, O Lord, for Your great name's sake.