Favorite Quotes From "The Valley Of Vision"

"The Valley of Vision" is a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. Its descriptions of the Lord and the kind of Christ-follower I long to be are just beautiful.
  1. "Grant me to attain this haven and be done with sailing, and may the games of thy mercy blow me safely into harbour."
    The Mover
  2. "Here, it is my duty to be as Christ in this world, to do what he would do, to live as he would live, to walk in love and meekness; then would he be known, then would I have peace in death."
    Christ Alone
  3. "I love thee above the powers of language to express, for what thou art to thy creatures. Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity."
    Praise and Thanksgiving
  4. "Help me to see how good thy will is in all, and even when it crossed mine teach me to be pleased with it."
    The All-Good
  5. "While Jesus is representing me in heaven, may I reflect him on earth; while he pleads my cause, may I show forth his praise."
    God Enjoyed
  6. "In a world of created changeable things, Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken."
    Christ the Word
  7. "Thou hast died for me, may I live to thee, in every moment of my time, in every movement of my mind, in every pulse of my heart."
    Christ is All
  8. "May I never dally with the world and its allurements, but walk by thy side, listen to thy voice, be clothed with thy graces, and adorned with thy righteousness."
    Christ is All
  9. "In love divest me of blessings that I may glorify thee the more; remove the fuel of my sin, and may I prize the gain of a little holiness as overbalancing all my losses."
    Union With Christ
  10. "In him are everlasting strength for the weak, in searchable riches for the needy, treasures of wisdom and knowledge for the ignorant, fullness for the empty."
    The Name of Jesus
  11. "Cut me not off before my thoughts grow to responses, and the budding of my soul into full flower, for thou art forbearing and good, patient and kind."
    The Cry of a Convicted Sinner
  12. "If ever I am saved it will be by goodness undeserved and astonishing, not by mercy alone but by abundant mercy, not by grace but by exceeding riches of grace."
    The Mediator
  13. "In him thou hast given me so much that heaven can give no more."
    The Gift of Gifts