A Diary of Private Prayer: Monday Morning

This week’s content comes from The Diary of Private Prayer By John Baillie
Each day you will receive a morning and an evening prayer. Join the the rest of the church as we pray the same prayer at the same time (if you can) at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM each day.

Monday 8:00 AM Prayer

ETERNAL Father of my soul, let my first thought today be of you, let my first impulse be to worship you, let my first word be your Name, let my first action be to kneel before you in prayer. For your perfect wisdom and perfect goodness; For the love you have for all people; For the love you have for me; For the great and mysterious opportunity of my life; For your Spirit, who dwells in my heart; For the seven gifts of your Spirit; I praise and worship you, O Lord. Yet when this morning prayer is finished, do not let me think that my worship is ended and spend the rest of the day forgetting you. Rather, from these quiet moments, let light and joy and power pour out and remain with me through every hour of this day. May that light and joy and power: Keep my thoughts pure; Keep me gentle and truthful in all I say; Keep me faithful and diligent in my work; Keep me humble in my opinion of myself; Keep me honorable and generous in my dealings with others; Keep me loyal to every cherished memory of the past; Keep me mindful of my eternal destiny as your child. O God, you have been the refuge of your people through many generations; be my refuge in every moment and every need that I face today. Be my guide through all uncertainty and darkness. Be my guard against all that threatens my spiritual well-being. Be my strength in times of testing. Cheer my heart with your peace; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

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