Prayer is to God the soul’s sure way;
So flows the grace he waits to give;
Long as they live should Christians pray;
They learn to pray when first they live.
If pain afflict, or wrongs oppress,
If cares distract, or fears dismay,
If guilt deject, if sin distress,
In every need, still watch and pray.
’Tis prayer supports the soul that’s weak,
Though poor and broken be its word;
Pray if thou canst, or canst not, speak;
The breathings of the soul are heard.
Depend on Him; thou shalt prevail;
Make all thy wants and wishes known;
Fear not, His mercy will not fail;
Ask but in faith, it shall be done.