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Mercy, Grace, And Favor /3

God’s saving grace, given through Christ on the cross, is unfathomable. And the only answer to our sinful state. Today’s post is a prayer that captures the dichotomy of these two truths.

O Lord of Grace

The world is before me this day, and I am weak and fearful, but I look to thee for strength;
If I venture forth alone I stumble and fall, but on the Beloved’s arms I am firm as the eternal hills;

I plead His blood to pay my debts of wrong.
Accept His worthiness for my unworthiness,
His sinlessness for my transgressions,
His purity for my uncleanness,
His sincerity for my guile,
His truth for my deceits,
His meekness for my pride,
His constancy for my backslidings,
His love for my enmity,
His fullness for my emptiness,
His faithfulness for my treachery,
His obedience for my lawlessness,
His glory for my shame,
His devotedness for my waywardness,
His holy life for my unchaste ways,
His righteousness for my dead works,
His death for my life.
Amen.

Adapted from The Valley of Vision, A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

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