O LORD God, who inhabitest eternity,
Thy heavens declare thy glory,
The earth thy riches,
The universe is thy temple;
Thy presence fills immensity,
Yet thou hast of thy pleasure created life,
and communicated happiness;
Thou hast made me what I am, and given me
what I have;
In thee I live and move and have my being;
Thy providence has set the bounds of my habitation,
and wisely administers all my affairs.
I thank thee for thy riches to me in Jesus,
for the unclouded revelation of Him in thy Word,
where I behold His person, character, grace, glory,
humiliation, sufferings, death and resurrection;
Give me to feel a need of His continual saviourhood,
and cry with Job, ‘I am vile’,
with Peter, ‘I perish’,
with the Publican, ‘Be merciful to me, a sinner’.
Subdue in me the love of sin,
Let me know the need of renovation, as well as
in order to serve and enjoy thee forever.
I come to thee in the all-prevailing name of Jesus,
with nothing of my own to plead,
no works, no worthiness, no promises.
I am often straying,
often knowingly opposing thy authority,
often abusing they goodness;
Much of my guilt arises from my religious privileges,
my low estimation of them,
my failure to use them to my advantage,
But I am not careless of thy favour or regardless of
Impress me deeply with a sense of thine
omnipresence, that thou art about my path,
my ways, my lying down, my end.
May God bless you in your day as we worship Him all over our planet today.