(Late) Prayer Monday | December 10, 2013

“Joyous and Helpful Labour”

Lord of my life, whose law I fain* would keep, whose fellowship I fain would enjoy, and to whose service I would fain be loyal, I kneel before You as You send me forth to the work of another day.

This day, O Lord—

give me courtesy:

give me meekness of bearing, with decision of character:

give me longsuffering:

give me chastity:

give me sincerity of speech:

give me diligence in my allotted task.

O You who in the fullness of time raised up our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to enlighten our hearts with the knowledge of Your love, grant me the grace to be worthy of His name. Amen.

–John Baillie

*Fain: happily; gladly.

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