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The Back Slider’s Anthem

One of the most tragic moments in life is watching a person who once professed to be a follower of Christ or was called a Christian become apostate and drift into rank unbelief and utter depravity. Apostasy doesn’t occur among pagans but among those who once were enlightened and appeared to have tasted of the gift of salvation. For some apostasy becomes an eternal state. But the Bible says there is great joy in heaven when one sinner comes to repentance. Just one sinner genuinely coming to repentance and faith in Christ…This puritan prayer has a rich quality to it. It is the poetical prayer of a repentant heart:

Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me chastely to flee it and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be Thine alone.

Give me a deeper trust, that I may lose myself to find myself in Thee, the ground of my rest, the spring of my being. Give me a deeper knowledge of Thyself as saviour, master, lord, and king. Give me deeper power in private prayer, more sweetness in Thy Word, more steadfast grip on its truth. Give me deeper holiness in speech, thought, action, and let me not seek moral virtue apart from Thee.

Plough deep in me, great Lord, heavenly husbandman, that my being may Read More

The Deeps

Lord Jesus, give me a deeper repentance, a horror of sin, a dread of its approach. Help me chastely to flee it and jealously to resolve that my heart shall be Thine alone.

Quarry me Deep, Oh God

Give me a deeper trust, that I may lose myself to find myself in Thee, the ground of my rest, the spring of my being. Give me a deeper knowledge of Thyself as saviour, master, lord, and king. Give me deeper power in private prayer, more sweetness in Thy Word, more steadfast grip on its truth. Give me deeper holiness Read More