Monday, February 25, 2019

"The waters are gone over me"

From The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living (1650) by Jeremy Taylor:
A Prayer to be said in any affliction, in a sad and disconsolate spirit, and in temptations to despair
O eternal God, Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, with much mercy look upon the sadness and sorrows of Thy servant. The waters are gone over me, and my miseries are without comfort. Lord, pity me! Let Thy grace refresh my spirit! Let Thy comforts support me, Thy mercy pardon me, and never let my portion be amongst hopeless spirits. I can need no relief so great as Thy mercy is; for Thou art infinitely more merciful than I can be miserable; and Thy mercy far above my misery. Dearest Jesus, let me trust in Thee for ever, and let me never be counfounded. Amen
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; Neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.  
Isaiah 43:2 (KJV)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated. I will gladly approve any comment that responds directly and politely to what has been posted.