Preserve me from the falls by which others stumble,
  that thy name may not be blasphemed or wounded,
  that thy people may not be grieved,
  that thine enemies may not be hardened,
  that my peace may not be injured.
Give me a heart full of love to thyself and to others.
Let me discover in this life what I am before thee,
  that I may not find myself another character
    hereafter.

https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/the-ministers-covenant/

This is an extract from Valley of Vision. The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers, poems and devotionals. It is a modern spiritual classic. It was authored by Arthur Bennett and published by The Banner of Truth Trust. After God’s Word, next to The Pilgrim’s Progress and Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, The Valley of Vision has been a very influential book in the life of Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.

More about Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni’s Valley of Vision quotes here: https://www.crystalparkbaptistchurch.co.za/category/valley-of-vision/.

The Minister’s Covenant