An Old Prayer for Today

Here’s a portion of a prayer from The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal. Scougal was born in 1650, exactly 300 years before me! I came across him when reading John Piper, who wrote that Scougal had a profound influence on him. I ordered Scougal’s book (you’d never find it on the shelf at a local bookstore). Come to find out Susanna Wesley was highly influenced by Scougal and commended him to her two sons. Whitefield also was impacted by him. And to think I had never heard of him. OK, so here’s the portion of a prayer of his I promised.

“O God, grant that the consideration of what thou art, and what we ourselves are, may both humble and lay us low before thee and also stir up in us the strongest and most ardent aspirations towards thee! We desire to resign and give up ourselves to the conduct of thy Holy Spirit… Amen” (p. 95)

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3 Responses to An Old Prayer for Today

  1. Steve Baney says:

    Great prayer Dave. Thanks for sharing. I think I may include it in my All Saints Day worship plans.

    • JOHN says:

      Dear Beloved in Christ’s family,
      oy greetings in the above name of Jesus Christ. We have gone through your website and seen the wonderful work God has given you to fulfill for His Kingdom purposes Glory and blessings to our almighty God Amen!
      We are a young Christian fellowship from Africa, since we do not have enough resources to make the work of God expand according to Mark 16, 15 and 17.Please if possible through you we can grow in the Lord. We need you to be our spiritual parent.

      Humbly and Kindly if our almighty God would allow you and open your hearts, we are attached in this work you are doing in the lord for building God’s bridge to enter the Kingdom, to unite one spirit with you and further the Kingdom.
      Yours,
      Pastor JOHN KAMANDA MATURETI

  2. djclaassen says:

    Sounds like a great idea, Steve!

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