The following is an excerpt from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. I highly recommend this book for your devotions.
“My heart melts at the love of Jesus,
my brother, bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh,
married to me, dead for me, risen for me;
He is mine and I am his,
given to me as well as for me;
“. . . But my love is frost and cold, ice and snow;
Let his love warm me,
lighten my burden,
be my heaven;
May it be more revealed to me in all its influences
that my love to him may be more fervent
“. . . If traces of Christ’s love-artistry be upon me,
may he work on with his divine brush
until the complete image be obtained
and I be made a perfect copy of him,
- Read this prayer and others in The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.
- See the entire prayer, “The Love of Jesus,” on the Banner of Truth website.
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