Daily Devotionals

Devotional: December 5th

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7-8. And thus the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.

O my dear soul, draw nigh to God in prayer, and he will draw nigh to thee; be instant in it, and the devil cannot stand against thee; for the incense of prayer chases all devils, as smoke the bees; it works wonderful great things, and will make possible what seemed most impossible. God having given thee many things by thy prayers already, this is a great encouragement to hope also for that which thou lackest yet. Therefore pray only confidently, and you shall receive evermore; for unbelief is the only reason that God cannot work wonders for us.

My God, I bow before thy feet,
When shall my soul get near thy seat?
When shall I see thy glorious face,
With mingled majesty and grace?

How should I love thee and adore,
With hopes and joys unknown before!
And bid this trifling world be gone,
Nor teaze my heart so near thy throne!

Creatures, with all their charms, should fly
The presence of a God so nigh:
My darling sins should lose their name,
And grow my hatred and my shame.

My soul shall pour out all her cares,
In flowing words or flowing tears:
Thy smiles would ease my sharpest pain
Nor shall I seek my God in vain.

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