Adjectives on the Typewriter

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19 October 2005

Pensées

Thou Great I AM,
Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at the thought of a Being
with whom one day is as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day,
A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds,
and revolutions of empires,
feels no variableness,
but is glorious in immortality.
May I rejoice that, while men die, the Lord lives;
that, while all creatures are broken reeds,
empty cisterns,
fading flowers,
withering grass,
He is the Rock of Ages, the Fountain
of living waters.
Turn my heart from vanity,
from dissatisfactions,
from uncertainties of the present state,
to an eternal interest in Christ.
Let me remember that life is short and unforseen,
and is only an opportunity for usefulness;
Give me a holy avarice to redeem the time,
to awake at every call to charity and piety,
so that I may feed the hungry,
clothe the naked,
instruct the ignorant,
reclaim the vicious,
forgive the offender,
diffuse the gospel,
show neighbourly love to all.
Let me live a life of self-distrust,
dependence on thyself,
mortification,
crucifixion,
prayer.

~The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Allison said...

EEE, that book is so awesome.

YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TODAY AT WORK. YOU WILL HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TODAY AT WORK. YOU WILL....

Just keep repeating that to yourself. At the very least it will block out all other negative thoughts and worries. :DDD Hee hee.

Love, Allison

October 30, 2005 at 10:46 PM  

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