Lord, you have brought me to the valley of vision

Where I live in the depths but see You in the heights;

hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold your glory.

Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up

That to be low is to be high

That the broken heart is the healed heart

That the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit

That the repenting soul is the victorious soul

That to have nothing is to possess all

That to bear the cross is to wear the crown

That to give is to receive

That the valley is the place of vision.

-A Puritan Prayer from THE VALLEY OF VISION