Hope

Hope

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Divine Support

Thou art the blessed God, happy in Thyself, source of happiness in Thy creatures,

my maker, benefactor, proprietor, upholder. Thou hast produced and sustained me,

supported and indulged me, saved and kept me; Thou art in every situation able to meet

my needs and miseries.
May I live by Thee, live for Thee, never be satisfied with my Christian progress but

as I resemble Christ; and may conformity to His principles, temper, and conduct grow

hourly in my life. Let Thy unexampled love constrain me into holy obedience, and render

my duty my delight. If others deem my faith folly, my meekness infirmity, my zeal

madness, my hope delusion, my actions hypocrisy, may I rejoice to suffer for Thy name.

Keep me walking steadfastly towards the country of everlasting delights, that

paradise-land which is my true inheritance. Support me by the strength of heaven that I

may never turn back, or desire false pleasures that will disappear into nothing. As I

pursue my heavenly journey by Thy grace let me be known as a man with no aim but that

of a burning desire for Thee, and the good and salvation of my fellow men.

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