Do You Not Desire to Know God’s Ways?

A wake from thy wandering dream;        turn from chasing vanities,  look inward, forward, upward,  view thyself,  reflect upon thyself,      who and what thou art, why here,      what thou must soon be.Thou art a creature of God,    formed and furnished by him,    lodged in a body like a shepherd in his tent;Dost thou not desire to know God’s ways? Read more…

Third Day Morning: God Creator and Controller

The universe with all its myriad creatures      is thine,    made by thy word,    upheld by thy power,    governed by thy will.But thou art also the Father of mercies,    the God of all grace,    the bestower of all comfort,    the protector of the saved. https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/third-day-morning-god-creator-and-controller/ This is an extract from Valley of Vision. The Valley of Vision is a Read more…

Earth and Heaven

My natural desires are corrupt and misguided,  and it is thy mercy to destroy them;My spiritual longings are of thy planting,  and thou wilt water and increase them;Quicken my hunger and thirst after    the realm above. https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/earth-and-heaven/ This is an extract from Valley of Vision. The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers, poems Read more…

Christ Alone

Thy main plan, and the end of thy will      is to make Christ glorious and beloved        in heaven  where he is now ascended,  where one day all the elect will behold his glory  and love and glorify him for ever.Though here I love him but little,  may this be my portion at last. https://banneroftruth.org/us/devotional/christ-alone-2/ This is Read more…

The Prayer of Love

Grant me more and more  to prize the privilege of prayer,  to come to thee as a sin-soiled sinner,  to find pardon in thee,  to converse with thee;  to know thee in prayer as        the path in which my feet tread,        the latch upon the door of my lips,        the light that shines through my eyes,        the music of Read more…