Philip Doddridge: Piercing Heaven – Puritan’s Prayers
Visit each of our children and young friends, O Lord, with your mercy. Animate them to walk in your truth and bless them—even when nothing remains of all the love we have bestowed but the memory of our exhortations and examples.
Fill and expand our hearts more and more with true generosity. May we act toward strangers, and especially fellow believers, in a way that is worthy of you, whenever they need our assistance. And especially let our love abound to those who have a desire to spread the gospel.
Send forth, O Lord, the gentle influences of your Spirit. Melt those hearts which will not be broken by the weightiest strokes of your vengeance, and deliver us from the tempter.