“Lord God, the Almighty One,
You have made known to me that to save me is Christ’s work, but to cleave to Him by faith is my work, and along with this faith is the necessity of daily repentance (mourning over the sin that Christ by grace has removed).
Continue, O God, to teach me . . .
that faith apprehends Christ’s righteousness not only for the satisfaction of justice but as unspotted evidence of Your love toward me.
Help me, my Father, to make use of Your work of salvation as the ground of peace, and of Your favor to and acceptance of me the sinner, so that I may live always near the cross.”
(adapted Valley of Vision, page 45)