O God of Our Salvation
Amazing Grace (My Chains)
Abide with Me
Center My Life
(Adapted to modern language from The Valley of Vision)
God of Grace,
You have given me a Savior,
produce in me a faith to live by him,
to make him all my desire,
all my hope,
all my glory.
May I enter him as my refuge,
build on him as my foundation,
walk in him as my way,
follow him as my guide,
conform to him as my example,
receive his instructions as my prophet,
rely on his intercession as my high priest,
obey him as my king.
May I never be ashamed of him or his words,
but joyfully bear his conviction of sin,
never displease him by unholy
or foolish conduct,
never make the world’s way my model,
never delay when your Word
invites me to advance.
May your dear Son, Jesus Christ,
preserve me from this present evil world,
so that its smiles never allure,
nor its frowns terrify,
nor its vices defile,
nor its errors delude me.
May I always remember that I am a stranger and a pilgrim on earth,
declaring plainly that I seek a country,
my title to it becoming daily more clear,
my foretastes of it more abundant;
and whatsoever I do may it be done
in the Savior’s name.