Elder's Prayer - September 29, 2019
Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday.
Our prayer today is from the Valley of Vision Prayer book and is entitled "A Converts First Prayer". Bow with me as we go to the Lord in prayer echoing the words of one of our Puritan brothers in Christ.
Pray with me:
I could never have sought my happiness in your love, unless you had loved me first.
Your Spirit has encouraged me by grace to seek you, has made known to me your reconciliation in Jesus, has taught me to believe it, has helped me to take you for my God and portion.
Grant me to grow in the knowledge and experience of your love and walk in it all the way to glory.
Blessed forever be your fatherly affection, which chose me to be one of your children by faith in Jesus: I thank you for giving me the desire to live as such, In Jesus, my brother, I have new birth, every restraining power, every renewing grace.
By the Spirit may I daily live to you and rejoice in your love.
I know but little-increase my knowledge of your love in Jesus, keep me pressing forward for clearer discoveries of it, so that I may find its eternal fullness;
Magnify your love to me according to its greatness, and not according to my deserts or prayers, and whatever increase you give, let it draw out greater love to you.
This our prayer today, O Lord, we offer it in Christ’s holy name.