Saturday, October 29, 2016

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: PRAYER For Unshrinkable Faith





PRAYER:


Father,
I Come Before You As A Child
With The Faith That Let's Me Speak Plain
To Confess That
I Would Prefer To Butt-about
The World
Living Faithfully In You
Than
To Live In An Earthly Mansion
With A Live Devil
Who Takes Pleasure
Daily
In Picking My Goose!

I Prefer To Suffer With The Saints Now
And
Rejoice With Them Later In Heaven
Than To Dwell
In The Wide Tents Of Wickedness Now
And
Seek Later For Mercy
That Will Not Be Forthcoming!

Father,
In Faith
I Desire A Heart That Is Pure
Seeking For Eternal Joys
On The Golden Shore!
Please
Help Me To Send Ahead Treasures
That Cannot E'er Spoil!

I Desire A Will
That Walks With You
And A Spirit
That Is Lit
With The Joy That Comes
After
The Long And Dark Night
On This Cruel Shore!

Father,
Earthly Peace Is Passing
And
The Devils Are Amassing
And
Those Who Would Lead Us
Would Have Our Consciences Be Things
Of The Past!
Pity Us!

Lord,
I Seek The Faith
That Will Never Shrink
The Faith That Stands Firm
Even As Flesh Is On Destruction's Brink
The Faith That Comes
When I Reason With The Lord
And Think
Of The Grace
That Is Sufficient
For Each Day's Tasks
Sufficient To Help Me To Survive
And Overcome
Despite Satan's Wrath!

Father,
I Love You!
I Bless You!
I Honor You, True!
You Are The God Eternal
And
I Wait Upon You
To Keep Me
To Bless Me
To Make Me Anew
And
In The Glad Day
To Take Me
To Highest Heaven
To Live
Eternally
With You!

Teach Me Thy Ways, Oh God
For
My Heart Is Longing After You!
I Make My Petition
In The Name Of The One Who Will Bless
Jesus Christ The Righteous
In Whose Heart
My Life Rests!
AMEN.