Prayer: The All Good

The All-Good

Adapted from Valley of Vision

My God,
You have helped me to see that if there is anything good in honor and rejoicing that I should be amazed at the goodness of the one who gives them, and who can take them away;

That real happiness s not found so much in receiving good from you and in you, but in displaying your glory and virtue;
That it is an amazing thing to see God in a creature, speaking acting, filling, shining through it;
That nothing is truly good but you;
That I am near to good when I am near You;
That to be like you is a glorious thing;
This is my magnet, my attraction.

You are all my good in times of peace, my only support in days of distress, my only sufficiency when life shall end.

Help me to see how good your will is in every situation and circumstance, and even when it cuts across my own will. Teach me to be pleased with it.

Grant me to feel you in the fiery trials, in the rich supply of food, and in every “chance detail” of your plan, and to see that your many gifts and creatures are simply your hands and fingers holding and guiding me.

You are the bottomless fountain of all good, and I give myself to you out of love, for everything I have or own is yours: my possessions, my family, church, self, it all belongs to you to do with as you please.

If it is in line with your eternal plans, the intentions of your grace, and the great goals of you’re your glory, then please grant me the blessings of your comforts; if not then let me willingly give myself to your wiser arrangements.

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