Revive Me

“My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your Word.” Psalm 119:25

“Revive me, Lord–quicken Your work in my soul, and strengthen that which You have wrought in me. The love which withers, the faith which trembles, the hope which fluctuates, the joy which droops–inspire with new life, new energy, new power! It is of little importance what others think of me; Lord, You know that my soul cleaves to the dust.

There is in my heart at times more of earth than of heaven, more of self than of Christ, and more of the creature than of God. You know me in secret–at times how my grace wanes, how my affections chill, how seldom my closet is visited, how much my Bible is neglected, how insipid to my taste are the means of grace, and how irksome are all spiritual duties and privileges.

Lord, stir up Yourself to the reviving of my soul; quicken, oh, revive me!”

– Octavius Winslow

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