Prayers To Pray

Help Me Be Wise

By May 22, 2017 No Comments

A wise man wrote: the world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise man wrote: our wills are ours to make them Thine. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise king said: nothing for me is too early or late which is in due time for Thee. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise man said: expect great things from God, attempt great things for God. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise man said: in His will is our peace. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise woman said: the divine moment is the present moment. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise woman said: he asks too much to whom God is not sufficient. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise man prayed: give what Thou commandest, and command what Thou wilt. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

A wise man prayed: my past life hide; my future guide. O God, give me grace to profit by this word.

Help me be wise, O Lord, my God.

Amen.

“A Diary of Private Prayer” by John Baillie

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