O God whose will conquers all,
There is no comfort in anything
apart from enjoying thee
and being engaged in thy service;
Thou art All in all, and all enjoyments are what to me
thou makest them, and no more.
I am well pleased with thy will, whatever it is,
or should be in all respects,
And if thou bidst me decide for myself in any affair
I would choose to refer all to thee,
for thou are infinitely wise and cannot do amiss,
as I am in danger of doing.
I rejoice to think that all things are at thy disposal,
and it delights me to leave them there….
I can of myself do nothing to glorify thy blessed name,
but I can through grace cheerfully surrender soul
and body to thee.
-From The Valley of Vision: A Collection
of Puritan Prayers and Devotion
Picture taken by Mary