Saturday, February 15, 2020

Taylor: prayer to be guided

Saturday, February 15, 2020
    Commemoration of Thomas Bray, Priest, Founder of SPCK, 1730
    Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
    —1 Peter 5:5 (NIV)
    Guide me, O Lord, in all the changes and varieties of the world, that in all things that shall happen I may have an evenness and tranquillity of spirit; that my soul may be wholly resigned to thy divinest will and pleasure, never murmuring at thy gentle chastisements and fatherly correction, never waxing proud and insolent though I feel a torrent of comforts and prosperous successes.
    ... Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), Holy Living [1650], in The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., v. III, London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1847, p. 34 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 5:5; John 10:3-4; 16:13; Rom. 12:3,16; 1 Tim. 6:17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your word reduces me.
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