House of Prayer and Celebration

Mid-Willamette Valley Prayer Group (HOPC)

August 30, 2011 7:45 AM
by Gene

The Valley of Vision

August 30, 2011 7:45 AM by Gene

The Valley of Vision

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see Thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low is to be high, that the broken heart is the healed heart, that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit, that the repenting soul is the victorious soul, that to have nothing is to possess all, that to bear the cross is to wear the crown, that to give is to receive, that the valley is the place of vision. Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter Thy stars shine; let me find Thy light in my darkness, Thy life in my death, Thy joy in my sorrow, Thy grace in my sin, Thy riches in my poverty, Thy glory in my valley.

Taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett

Psalm 133 (NIV)

A song of ascents. Of David.

 1 How good and pleasant it is 
   when God’s people live together in unity!

 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, 
   running down on the beard, 
running down on Aaron’s beard, 
   down on the collar of his robe. 
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon 
   were falling on Mount Zion. 
For there the LORD bestows his blessing, 
   even life forevermore.




Lord, thank You for giving us Your vision for our valley, for uniting us together in one accord, and working among us to accomplish Your purposes. Grant us willing hearts to obey the vision that You give.