Prayer for Divine Searching.
BY JAMES RUSSELL MILLER D.D.
Lord, many times I am aweary quiteOf my own self, my sin and vanity jYet be not thou, or I am lost outright,Weary of me.And hate against myself I often bear,And enter with myself in fierce debate jTake thou my part against myself, nor shareIn that just hate.Best friends might loathe us, if what things perverseWe know of our own selves they also knew jLord, Holy One ! if thou who knowest worse,Should loathe us, too !Archbishop Trench.In one of the psalms there is an intenseand deeply* earnest prayer for divine searching :" Search me, O God, and know my heart : tryme, and know my thoughts : and see if therebe any wicked way in me, and lead me in theway everlasting." If we make this prayer sin-cerely, out of our heart, it will bring us into veryclose quarters with God. It will open every226Prayer for Divine Searching