SACRED COMMITTAL

SACRED COMMITTAL

By: John Baillie

My three day quiet retreat (see Jan.7th) is free of communication so I decided, in advance, to invite you in as a "silent guest" with me.
Join me as we begin our morning with the reflective prayer of John Baillee.
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"O Thou whose eternal presence is hid behind the veil of nature, informs the mind of man, and was made flesh in Jesus Christ our Lord, I thank Thee that He has left me an example that I should follow in His steps.  -Jesus Christ said, Lay not up for yourself treasures upon earth, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Do good and lend, hoping for nothing again.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Love your enemies.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Fear not, only believe.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Except ye turn again and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way.
-Jesus Christ said, Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
O God, incline my heart to follow in this way."
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done; in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.
Amen.
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