The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision

This is a beautiful little book of edited Puritan prayers and devotions. Consider this:

‘Destroy in me every lofty thought,

Break pride to pieces and scatter it

to the winds,

Annihilate each clinging shred of


Implant in me true lowliness of spirit,

Abase in me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,

Open in me a fount of penitential tears,

Break me, then bind me up;

Thus will my heart be a prepared dwelling

for my God;

Then can the Father take up his abode in me,

Then can the blessed Jesus come with healing

in his touch,

Then can the Holy Spirit descend in

sanctifying grace;

O Holy Trinity, three Persons and one God,

inhabit me, a temple consecrated to thy glory.’

Compare the beauty, depth and simplicity of those words with some of the drivel that passes for ‘worship’ today and it is no contest. A great little devotional aid.