my prayer

January 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

How I am loving the little devotional/prayer book A Diary of Private Prayer

Here’s a snippet of today’s:

“Oh Eternal God, though Thou are not such as I can see with my eyes or touch with my hands, yet grand me this day a clear conviction of Thy reality and power.  Let me not go forth to my work believing only in the world of sense and time, but give me grace to understand that the world I cannot see or touch is the most real world of all.  My life today will be lived in time, but eternal issues will be concerned in it.  the needs of my body will be elemant, but it is for the needs of my soul that I must care most.  My business will be with things material, but behind them let me be aware of things spiritual.  Let me keep steadily in mind that the things that matter are not money or possessions, not houses or lands, not bodily comfort or bodily pleasure; but truth ad honour and meekness and helpfulness and  a pure love of Thyself. […] Make me wise to see all things today under the form of eternity, and make me brave to ace all the changes in my life which such a vision may entail: through the grace of Christ my Saviour.”

Amen.

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