Help me to be in reality before thee
as in appearance I am before men,
to be religious before I profess religion,
to leave the world before I enter the church,
to set my affections on things above,
to shun forbidden follies and vanities,
to be a dispenser as well as a partaker of grace,
to be prepared to bear evil as well as to do good.
O God, make me worthy of this calling,
that the name of Jesus may be glorified in me
and I in him.
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.
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