To Be Fit for God

He came to us, sent by the Father. But was mankind ready? This time of year we begin to take an account of our life in this past year. We look back, and consider who we are, and Who He is. Those of us who are his children must consider our life of following. And this coming year, we must ask ourselves if we are ready in this year to follow the prayer of the Puritans in this prayer…To Be Fit for God. Blessings to all of you as you seek Him out because he has sought us out.

To Be Fit for God

Thou Maker and Sustainer of All Things,
Day and night are thine, heaven and earth
declare thy glory: but I, creature of thy power
and bounty, have sinned against thee by resisting
the dictates of conscience,
the demands of thy law,
the calls of thy gospel;
yet I live under the dispensation of a given hope.
deliver me from worldly dispositions, for I am
born from above and bound for glory.
May I view and long after holiness as the beauty
and dignity of the soul.
Let me never slumber, never lose my assurance, never
fail to wear armor when passing through enemy land.
fit me for every scene and circumstance; Stay my mind upon thee
and turn my trials to blessings, that they may draw out my
gratitude and praise as I see their design and effects.
Render my obedience to thy will holy, natural, and delightful.
Rectify all my principles by clear, consistent, and
influential views of divine truth.
Let me never undervalue or neglect any part of thy revealed will.
May I duly regard the doctrine and practice of the gospel,
prizing its commands as well as its promises.
Sanctify me in every relation, office, transaction and condition
of life, that if I prosper I may not be unduly
exalted, if I suffer I may not be over-sorrowful.
Balance my mind in all varying circumstances and help me to
cultivate a disposition that renders every duty a spiritual
privilege.
Thus may I be content, be a glory to thee and an example to
others.

Amen