“The Deep” Prayer

A portion of a prayer of penitence and deprecation known as “The Deep” from within the pages of The Valley of Vision:

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 a 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. (134)

Learn more about The Valley of Vision prayer book.