O hidden love of God, whose will it is that all created spirits should live everlastingly in pure and perfect fellowship with Thyself, grant that in my life today I may do nothing to defeat this Thy most gracious purpose.
Let me keep in mind how Thy whole creation groans and travails, waiting for the perfect appearing of the sons of God; and let me welcome every influence of Thy Spirit upon my own that may the more speedily make for that end.
When Thou dost knock at my heart’s door, let me not keep Thee standing without but welcome Thee with joy and thanksgiving.
Let me harbor nothing in my heart that might embarrass Thy presence; let me keep no corner of it closed to Thine influence.
Do what Thou wilt with me, O God; make of me what Thou wilt, and change me as Thou wilt, and use me as Thou wilt, both now and in the larger life beyond; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
“A Diary Of Private Prayer” by John Baillie