A prayer for more


I have recently enjoyed reading again from The Valley of Vision, a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. The old writings are both convicting and encouraging. They constantly present a high view of God and express in vivid terms a deep sense of unworthiness of the least of his mercies.

It may seem strange to post "a prayer for more" on Thanksgiving Day, but may this serve as a helpful reminder that -- in the midst of all the thanks we are offering to God, and the contentedness for which we are striving -- we are to have an insatiable hunger for more of God and of God-likeness!

Surely we can all join in this prayer:

May his shed blood make memore thankful for thy mercies,more humble under thy correction,more zealous in thy service,more watchful against temptation,more contented in my circumstances,more useful to others.