Thy cause, not my own, engages my heart,
and I appeal to Thee with greatest freedom
to set up Thy kingdom in every place where Satan reigns;
Glorify Thyself and I shall rejoice,
for to bring honor to Thy name is my sole desire.
I adore Thee that Thy art God,
and long that others should know it, feel it,
and rejoice in it.
O that all men might love and praise Thee,
that Thou mightiest have glory from the intelligent world!
Let sinners be brought to thee for Thy dear name!
To the eye of reason everything respecting the conversion of others
is as dark as midnight,
But Thou can cause great things;
the cause is Thine,
and it is to Thy glory that men should be saved.
Lord, use as Thou wilt;
do with me what Thou wilt;
but, O, promote Thy cause,
let Thy kingdom come,
let Thy blessed interest be advanced in this world!
O do bring in great numbers to Jesus!
let me see that glorious day,
and give me to grasp for multitudes of souls;
let me be willing to die to that end;
and while I live let me labor for Thee
to the utmost of my strength,
spending time profitably in this work,
both in health and in weakness.
It is Thy cause and kingdom I for, not my own.
O answer Thou my request!”
-A Puritan Prayer from The Valley of Vision Published by The Banner of Truth Trust Carlisle, PA 2002 Page 177