A Puritan prayer for victory by looking to the cross

Great was your goodness
    in undertaking my redemption,
    in consenting to be made sin for me,
    in conquering all my foes;

Great was your strength
    in enduring the extremities of divine wrath,
    in taking away the load of my iniquities;

Great was your love
    in manifesting yourself alive,
    in showing your sacred wounds
    that every fear might vanish,
    and every doubt be removed.

Great was your mercy
    in ascending to heaven
    in being crowned and enthroned
        there to intercede for me
        there to assist me in temptation,
        there to open the eternal book
        there to receive me finally to yourself;

Great was your wisdom
    in devising this means of salvation;
Wash my soul in rich consolations
    of your resurrection life;

Great was your grace
    in commanding me to come hand in hand
        with you to the Father,
        to be united to him eternally,
        to discover in him my rest,
        to find in him my peace,
        to behold his glory,
        honour him who alone is worthy;
    in giving me the Spirit as teacher, guide, power,
        that I might live repenting of sin,
        conquer Satan,
        find victory in life.
When you are absent all sorrows are here,
When you are present all blessings are mine.

Taken from The Valley of Vision–A Puritan Book of Prayers

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