Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Daily Prayer

I have this prayer taped to my monitor as a daily reminder. It is a morning prayer taken from an old classic, "A Diary of Private Prayer," by John Baillie. I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.

"O Holy Spirit of God, visit now this soul of mine, and tarry within until eventide. Inspire all my thoughts. Pervade all my imaginations. Suggest all my decisions. Lodge in my will's most inward citadel and order all my doings. Be with me in my silence and in my speech, in my haste and in my leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening, and give me grace at all times to rejoice in Thy mysterious companionship. My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame."

3 comments:

Eddie said...

Hi, Drew. I love the prayers of John Baillie. I keep them beside my reading chair and use them from time to time on Sunday morning as i am getting ready for the "sweet torture of Sunday morning," as Gardner C. Taylor called the task of the preacher. Lord bless, Eddie Brown

Eddie said...

Hi, Drew. I read John Baillie from time to time on Sunday mornings. I love his prayers. He helps me get ready for what Gardner C. Taylor called the "sweet torture of Sunday mornings" -- the preaching event for the pastor. Lord bless, Eddie Brown

Drew Hill said...

Thanks, Eddie. What a phrase, "the sweet torture of Sunday mornings." I hear you, brother. Someone once called preaching "a joyous burden and a burdensome joy." That's my story. God bless, Eddie.