Friday, July 30, 2010

Why Don't I Pray Like This?

"Holy Spirit of God, visit now this soul of mine, and tarry within it until the eventide. Inspire all my thoughts. Pervade all my imaginations. Suggest all my decisions. Lodge in my soul's most inward citadel, and order all my doings. Be with me in silence and in my speech, in my haste and in my leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and the weariness of the evening. Give me grace at all times to rejoice in Thy mysterious companionship."
  - John Baillie
Wow, were people just deeper back then or am I just so much more shallow? Makes you wonder how different one would be if this prayer were prayed every morning. Maybe that's why John Baillie has his words quoted even today and a Wikipedia entry.

NOTE: For more on John Baillie, click here

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