Prayer for Inner Growth

中文: Chinese Version

A John Baillie prayer that I appreciate and share with you AO readers. — John


Teach me, O God, to use all the circumstances of my life today to nurture the fruits of the Spirit rather than the fruits of sin.

Let me use disappointment as material for patience

Let me use success as material for thankfulness

Let me use anxiety as material for perseverance

Let me use danger as material for courage

Let me use criticism as material for learning

Let me use praise as material for humility

Let me use pleasures as material for self-control

Let me use pain as material for endurance.

O Lord Jesus Christ, help me to think of You, who endured such opposition from sinners, so that I may not be weary and give up. Amen. (Hebrews 12.3).

Ref: Adapted from “A Diary of Private Prayer” by John Baillie (1936), ed. for today’s readers by Susanna Wright (2019).

May 6th, 2019

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