MY SLOWNESS

MY SLOWNESS

Father forgive …
“My failure to be true to my own accepted standards.
My self-deception in face of temptation.
My choosing of the worse when I know the better.
O Lord, forgive ...
My failure to apply myself the standards of conduct I demand of others.
My blindness to the suffering of others and my slowness to be taught by my own.
My complacency towards wrongs that do not touch my own case and my over-sensitiveness to those that do.
My slowness to see the good in my fellows and to see the evil in myself.
My hardness of heart towards my neighbors’ faults and my readiness to make allowances for my own.
My unwillingness to believe that Thou has called me to a small work and my brother to a great one.
O Lord, forgive.”
Amen.
-John Baillee
A Private Diary of Prayer
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"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up."
James 4:10