William Bridge: Piercing Heaven – Puritan’s Prayers
Lord Jesus, our great high priest, surely you are faithful. Surely you will do the work of the high priest for my soul.
I have sinned, and sinned greatly. But Lord, it is the work of our high priest to clear my debt. Now, Lord Jesus, I come to you as my high priest. Resolve this for me.
I confess that my own conscience accuses me. Satan accuses me. Moses accuses me. But it is the work of our great high priest to remove all accusations brought against poor believers.
So now Lord, I do come to you as my great high priest. Take away the accusations. When I look at what I do, there is so much deadness, so much hardness of heart, and so many distractions. I am afraid my best will never be enough.
But Lord, it is the job of our great high priest to take away the weeds of the work we do, and to present it to God. Now, O Lord, I come to you as my high priest. Carry my prayers to God the Father.
When I consider my former life, Lord, I can only conclude that I am a poor sinner, and cursed. Yet it is the job of our great high priest to bless the people.
So Lord, I come to you now as my high priest. Bless me! And by your grace, tell me to increase and multiply.