Heavenly Father,

if I should suffer need,

and go unclothed,

and be in poverty,

make my heart prize Your love,

know it,

be constrained by it,

though I be denied all blessings.

It is Your mercy to afflict and try me with wants,

for by these trials I see my sins, and desire severance from them.

Let me willingly accept misery,



if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil, and be delivered from it with gratitude to You, acknowledging this as the highest testimony of Your love.



Prayer modified from The Valley Of Vision: A Collection Of Puritan Prayers  by Arthur G. Bennett