Isaac Ambrose: Piercing Heaven – Puritan’s Prayers
Lord, I have not done my duty in my own family, among Christians, in the churches of Christ. I have not done what I promised. I have not served my generation or helped to build the building of Zion.
And now, Lord, what can I say?
Is my name written on the heart of Christ? If I had the whole world’s glory, if I had ten thousand worlds, and ten thousand lives, I would lay them all down, to have my poor trembling soul assured of this.
My thirst cannot be quenched, and my desire for Jesus is as greedy as the grave, with coals of fire and the hottest flame.
Lord, you have said you will wed me forever, so this is what I desire. Fulfill what you have spoken! It would break my heart if ever the covenant should be broken between me and you. I desire you, Lord; and the more I enjoy you, the more I desire you with an infinite, eternal, and everlasting desire.