An anonymous Puritan prayer shared by Tim Hunt:
O fountain of all good,
Destroy in me every lofty thought, break pride to pieces and scatter it to the wind.
Annihilate each clinging shred of self-righteousness, implant in me true lowliness of spirit.
Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence,
Open in me a fount of penitential tears. Brake me, then bind me up.
Then will my heart be a prepared dwelling for my God.
Then can the Father take up his abode in me, then can my blessed Jesus come with healing in his touch. Then can your Spirit descend in sanctifying grace.
O Holy trinity, three persons and one God, inhabit me, a temple consecrated to your glory.
When you are present, evil cannot abide. In your fellowship is fullness of joy. Beneath your smile is peace of conscience, by your side no fears disturb, no apprehensions banish rest of mind.
With you my heart shall bloom with fragrance. Make me suitable through repentance for your indwelling.
Nothing exceeds your power, nothing is too great for you to do, nothing too good for you to give, infinite is your might, boundless your love, limitless your grace, glorious your saving name.
Let angels sing for sinners repenting, prodigals returning and restored, Satan’s captives released, blind eyes opened, broken hearts bound up, the despondent cheered, the self-righteous stripped, the formalist driven from a refuge of lies, the ignorant enlightened, and saints built up in their holy faith.
I ask great things of a great God..