Teach Me”Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path.” Psalm 27:11
“Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.” Job 6:24
O Lord, teach me to know the vanity and emptiness of the world; its insufficiency to gratify the desires, or satisfy the longings of the new born soul; yes, its utter inability to make its most devoted servants happy.
Teach me to value the bliss of heaven above all earthly joys; and to dread the torments of hell above all earthly sorrow. Alas! how often do the pleasures of sense blunt my sensibilities to those things which are above, while the troubles of time obliterate from my mind the miseries which await the impenitent and unbelieving.
Teach me, O blessed Savior, cheerfully to refuse the pleasures of sin, which end in everlasting torment; and cheerfully to endure those trials, for Your sake and the gospel’s, which terminate in endless glory!
“Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5
– Thomas Reade