Prayer: The Precious Blood

Blessed Lord Jesus,

Before thy cross I kneel and see
the heinousness of my sin,
my iniquity that caused thee to be
“made a curse,”
the evil that excites the severity
of divine wrath.

Show me the enormity of my guilt by
the crown of thorns,
the pierced hands and feet,
the bruised body,
the dying cries.
Thy blood is the blood of incarnate God,
its worth infinite, its value beyond all thought.

Infinite must be the evil and guilt
that demands such a price.

–from “The Precious Blood”
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions
(p. 74)
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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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