Ancient Prayers: Courage
When I am afraid of evils to come,
comfort me by showing me that in myself
I am dying, (deservedly so),
but in Christ I am reconciled and live;
that in myself I find insufficiency and no rest,
but in Christ there is satisfaction and peace;
that in myself I am feeble and unable to do good,
but in Christ I have ability to do all things.
Though now I have His graces in part,
I shall shortly have them perfectly in that place where I will see You fully.
Fully sufficient, efficient, loving me completely, with sin abolished.
O Lord, hasten that day.
Prayer modified from The Valley Of Vision: A Collection Of Puritan Prayers by Arthur G. Bennett