ALL THAT IS GOOD

​ALL THAT IS GOOD

O Thou who art the only origin of all that is good and fair and true, unto Thee I lift up my soul.
  -O God, let Thy Spirit now revive my heart.
Now as I pray this prayer, let not any room within me be furtively closed to keep Thee out.
-O God, give me power to follow after that which is good.
Now as I pray this prayer, let there be no secret evil formed in my mind that waits for an opportunity of fulfillment.
-O God, give me chastity.
Now as I pray this prayer, let me not say to myself secretly, But not yet, or, But not overmuch.
-O God, bless every member of this household.
Now as I pray this prayer, let me not still harbor in my heart a wrongful feeling of jealousy or bitterness or anger towards any of them.
-O God, bless my enemies and those who have done me wrong.
Now as I pray this prayer, let me not still cherish in my heart the resolve to requite them when occasion offers.
-O God, let Thy Kingdom come on earth.
Now as I pray this prayer, let me not be still intended to devote my own best hours and years to the service of lesser ends.
O Holy Spirit of God, as I rise from these acts of devotion, let me not return to evil thoughts and worldly ways, but let that mind be in me which was also in Christ Jesus.
Amen.
- John Baillie
A Diary of Private Prayer