O God, who of Thy love and pity didst send us Jesus Christ for the illumination of our darkness, give me wisdom to profit by the words He spoke and grace to follow in the steps He trod.
Jesus Christ said, When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any.
O God, give me grace now so to do.
Jesus Christ said, It is more blessed to
give than to receive.
O God, give me grace to-day to think, not of what I can get, but of what I can give.
Jesus Christ said, When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.
O God, grant that what I give may be given without self-congratulation, and without thought of praise or reward.
Jesus Chris said, Enter ye in at the strait gate.
O God, give me grace this day to keep to the narrow path of duty and honorable dealing.
Jesus Chris said, Judge not.
O God, give me grace this day first to cast out the beam out of my own eye, before I regard the mote that is in my bother’s eye.
Jesus Christ said, What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and love his own soul?
O God, give me grace so to live this day that, whatever else I lose, I many not lose my soul.
“A Diary of Private Prayer” by John Baillie