Morning Dedication

While doing my devotions the other day I read from The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. The prayer challenged me to live a life each day of holiness unto my beloved Father and King. May it also inspire you to holy living.

Morning Dedication


As I cross the threshold of this day

I commit myself, soul, body,

affairs, friends, to thy care;

Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me.

Incline my heart to thy ways;

Mould me wholly into the image of Jesus,

as a potter forms clay;

May my lips be a well-tuned harp

to sound thy praise;

Let those around see me living by thy Spirit,

trampling the world underfoot,

unconfirmed to lying vanities,

transformed by a renewed mind,

clad in the entire armour of God,

shining as a never-dimmed light,

showing holiness in all my doings.

Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, hands.

May I travel miry paths with a life pure from spot

or stain.

In needful transactions let my affection

be in heaven,

and my love soar upwards in flames of fire,

my gaze fixed on unseen things,

my eyes open to the emptiness, fragility,

mockery of earth and its vanities.

May I view all things in the mirror of eternity,

waiting for the coming of my Lord,

listening for the last trumpet call,

hastening unto the new heaven and earth.

Order this day all my communications

according to thy wisdom,

and to the gain of mutual good.

Forbid that I should not be profited

or made profitable.

May I speak each word as if my last word,

and walk each step as my final one.

If my life should end today,

let this be my best day.


2 thoughts on “Morning Dedication

  1. Cool.

    I’ve been listening to songs from The Sovereign Grace Ministries CD Valley of Vision – worship songs based on this book. “Only Jesus” is my favorite.

  2. Heather, this is an AMAZING prayer. Thank you for posting it; it’s definitely one I’ll print.
    Love ya…

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