A Cry for Deliverance

Heavenly Father,

Save us entirely from sin.
We know that we are righteous through the righteousness of another,
but we pant and pine for likeness to Yourself;
We are Your children and should bear Your image.
Enable us to recognize our death unto sin;
when it tempts us may we be deaf unto its voice.

Deliver us from the invasion as well as the dominion of sin.
Grant us to walk as Christ walked,
to live in the newness of His life,
the life of love, the life of faith, the life of holiness.
We abhor our body of death,
its indolence, envy, meanness, pride.
Forgive, and kill these vices.
Have mercy on our corrupt and wandering hearts.

When Your blessings come we begin to idolize them,
and set our affections on some beloved object—
children, friends, wealth, honor;
Cleanse this spiritual adultery and give us chastity;
close our hearts to all but You.

Sin is our great curse;
Let Your victory be apparent to our consciousness,
and displayed in our lives.
Help us to always be devoted, confident, obedient, resigned, childlike in our trust of You;
to love You with soul, body, mind, strength;
to love our fellow man as we love ourselves;
to be saved from unregenerate temper, hard thoughts, slanderous words, meanness, unkind manners,
to master our tongues and keep the door of our lips.
Fill us with grace daily,
that our lives may be a fountain of sweet water.



Adapted from The Valley of Vision. Published by Banner of Truth.