When I am afraid of evils to come,

comfort me by showing me that in myself

I am dying, (deservedly so),

but in Christ I am reconciled and live;

that in myself I find insufficiency and no rest,

but in Christ there is satisfaction and peace;

that in myself I am feeble and unable to do good,

but in Christ I have ability to do all things.

Though now I have His graces in part,

I shall shortly have them perfectly in that place where I will see You fully.

Fully sufficient, efficient, loving me completely, with sin abolished.

O Lord, hasten that day.


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