(by Henry Law)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life!” Psalm 139:23-24
Holy Father, Almighty Lord God, listen to the cry of Your humble servants. May Your presence always abash vice, check worldly-mindedness—and diffuse through us the fragrance of pure godliness.
Assist us, by the lamp of Your Word and the piercing rays of Your Spirit—to search every corner of our hearts.
Let no Achan escape detection!
Let every Agag be hewed to pieces!
Let every idol be stomped to powder!
Let every rebel lust be nailed to the Savior’s cross!
Let “holiness to the Lord” be the language of our lips, the sandals of our feet, and the clear engraving on our brows.
With undoubting faith, we place these our poor prayers in the hands of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Intercessor. Amen.