Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend: The Servant in Battle






"O LORD,
I bless thee that the issue of the battle 
between thyself and Satan
has never been uncertain,
and will end in victory.

Calvary broke the dragon's head,
and I contend with a vanquished foe,
who with all his subtlety and strength
has already been overcome.

When I feel the serpent at my heel
may I remember him whose heel was bruised,
but who, when bruised, broke the devil's head.

My soul with inward joy extols
the mighty conqueror.

Heal me of any wounds received
in the great conflict;
if I have gathered defilement,
if my faith has suffered damage,
if my hope is less than bright,
if my love is not fervent,
if some creature-comfort occupies my heart,
if my soul sinks under pressure of the fight.

O thou whose every promise is balm,
every touch life,
draw near to thy weary warrior,
refresh me, that I may rise again to wage the strife,
and never tire until my enemy is trodden down.

Give me such fellowship with thee that I may defy Satan,
unbelief, the flesh, the world,
with delight that comes not from a creature,
and which a creature cannot mar.

Give me a draught of the eternal fountain
that lieth in thy immutable, everlasting love and decree.

Then shall my hand never weaken,
my feet never stumble,
my sword never rest,
my shield never rust,
my helmet never shatter,
my breastplate never fall,
as my strength rests in the power
of thy might."


~'The Valley of Vision' {A collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions}


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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

7 comments:

  1. Thank-you for sharing this beautiful prayer--so appropriate for us today. Lovely photos!! I'm your neighbor at the Weekend Brew.

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  2. How beautiful this prayer! It fills my heart with courage to continue the battle! What book is it from? I'm going to share it with my boys during the morning prayers. Thank you!

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    1. It is from "The Valley of Vision" compiled by Arthur Bennett.

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  3. What a beautiful prayer to enter into Sunday! And I know that God will certainly bless this prayer by blessing you.

    Gorgeous photo's too! A real feast for the eye.

    Happy Sunday, coming over from the Weekend Brew :)
    Ceil

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  4. Truly His promises are balm to our weary souls! I love the last stanza because yes we are in a fight with the enemy who is out to steal our joy, kill the good, and destroy everything we hold dear! God bless you! patsy

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  5. I LOVE the photos!! I'm a sunset/sunrise/water/cloud/tree person. You just grabbed me.

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    1. I can't resist that combination either! :)

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