TODAY

TODAY

Today, O Lord,
Let me put right before interest:
Let me put others before self:
Let me put the things of the Spirit before the things of the body:
Let me put attainment of noble ends above the enjoyment of present pleasures:
Let me put principal above reputation:
Let me put Thee before all else.
O Thou, the reflection of whose transcendent glory did once appear unbroken in the face of Jesus Christ, give me today a heart like His … a brave heart, a true heart, a tender heart, a heart with great room in it, a heart fixed on Thyself; for His name’s sake.
Amen.
-John Baillie
A Diary of Private Prayer