From time to time in Wednesday evening Bible Study, I begin the worship time together with prayers from the Puritans. They are by far my favorite old time saints. I try to incorporate their prayers into my own life as well. Here is one from this morning, 4.16.20, that I hope will set your heart in motion for the day.
“Blessed promise! Holy Spirit make it happen in and upon my soul, day by day. Being me under the continued baptisms of your sovereign influence, and cause me to feel all the sweet anointings of the Spirit sent down upon the hearts and minds of your redeemed. There are the fruits and effects of Jesus, the promise of God the Father.
Yes, blessed Spirit, cause me to know you in person, work, and power. I need you day by day as my comforter. I need you as the deposit of the promised inheritance, that I may not faint or lack faith to hold on and hold out in every dark season.”
-Robert Hawker, Puritan
From the Book, Piercing Heaven, Prayers of the Puritans.
Hold on and hold out saints!