The Valley of Vision is a collection of old prayers that exemplify intentionality, passion, and a Bible focus in prayer. The language can seem foreign to modern readers since it resembles a loftier tongue of days gone by. And yet, the content of these prayers is of such high quality that modern Christians will no doubt benefit from such examples.
Here is how I prayed, in my own words, the prayer entitled “The Trinity.”
Heavenly Father, Blessed Son, Eternal Spirit, I adore You as one being, one essence, one God in three distinct persons. You bring sinners to Your knowledge and You welcome unworthy subjects into Your kingdom.
Father, You have loved me and sent Jesus to redeem me;
Jesus, You have loved me and assumed my nature, You shed Your own blood to wash away my sins, and You lived with perfect righteousness in order to cover my shameful rebellion;
Holy Spirit, You have loved me and entered my heart, You have given me eternal life, and You have made the glories of Christ known to me.
Three persons in one God, I bless and praise You, the triune God. You lavishly and scandalously give me love! Your love is so unmerited, so unspeakable, so wondrous, and so mighty to save the lost and raise them to glory.
Father, I thank You that in the fullness of grace You have given me to Jesus, to be His sheep, His jewel, and His reward;
Jesus, I thank You that in fullness of grace You have accepted me, espoused me, and bound me to Yourself;
Holy Spirit, I thank You that in the fullness of grace You have revealed Jesus as my salvation, implanted faith within my soul, subdued my stubborn heart, and made me one with Christ forever.
Father, You are enthroned to hear my prayers;
Jesus, Your hand is outstretched to take my cares and burdens;
Holy Spirit, You are willing to help my weaknesses, to show me my need, to supply me with words, to pray within me, and to strengthen me so that I will not grow weary in making my requests known to You.
Oh triune God, who commands the universe, You have commanded me to ask for those things that concern Your kingdom and my soul. Let me live and pray as one who has been baptized into Your threefold name – Father, Son, and Spirit.