Sunday, April 17, 2011

He brought me to His banqueting table...

I don't plan to make a habit of this, but am taking a break from the Psalms once again this week. After reading this prayer a couple days ago I wanted to post it now since we're celebrating the Lord's supper today at Greenville Presbyterian. I hope everyone has a blessed Lord's day!

Wine and Bread


God of all good,
I bless Thee for the means of grace,
teach me to see in them Thy loving purposes
and the joy and strength of my soul.
Thou hast prepared for me a feast;
And though I am unworthy to sit down as guest,
I wholly rest on the merits of Jesus,
and hide myself beneath His righteousness;
When I hear His tender invitation
and see His wondrous grace,
I cannot hesitate, but must come to Thee in love.
By Thy spirit enliven my faith rightly to discern
and spiritually to apprehend the Savior.
While I gaze upon the emblems of
my Savior's death
may I ponder why He died, and hear Him say,
"I gave my life to purchase yours,
presented myself an offering to expiate your sin,
shed my blood to blot out your guilt,
opened my side to make you clean, endured your curses to set you free,
bore your condemnation to satisfy
divine justice."
O may I rightly grasp the breadth and length
of this design,
draw near, obey, extend the hand,
take the bread, receive the cup,
eat and drink, testify before all men
that I do for myself, gladly in faith,
reverence and love, receive my Lord,
to be my life, strength, nourishment,
joy, delight.
In the supper I remember His eternal love,
boundless grace, infinite compassion,
agony, cross, redemtion,
and receive assurance of pardon, adoption,
life, glory.
As the outward elements nourish my body,
so may Thy indwelling Spirit invigorate my soul,
until that day when I hunger and thirst no more,
and sit with Jesus at His heavenly feast.
~ Valley of Vision




4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this prayer.

    Your blog has been featured as A Shining Blog. Have a wonderful week and God bless you!

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  2. This is a beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing on NOBH!

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  3. Oh, such wonderful words to ponder. Thank you for sharing this here. Your blog is great!

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