Saturday, May 14, 2022

Baillie: that the Spirit may rule

Saturday, May 14, 2022
    Feast of Matthias the Apostle
    Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.
    —Romans 14:13 (NIV)
    O Thou whose tender mercies are over all Thy works, humbly and sorrowfully I crave Thy forgiveness for the sins of this day;
    For every weakening and defiling thought to which my mind has given harbour;
    For every word spoken in hastiness or passion;
    For every failure of self-control;
    For every stumbling-block which by deed or example I have set in another’s way;
    For every opportunity lost;
    For every blessing thanklessly received;
    For loitering feet and procrastinating will;
    For this ...
    And this ...
    And this ...
And grant that, as the days go by, Thy Spirit may more and more rule in my heart, giving me victory over these and all other sinful ways.
    ... John Baillie (1886-1960) & Donald M. Baillie (1887-1954), A Diary of Private Prayer, New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1939, p. 23 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 14:13; Luke 3:3; 17:12-19; 1 Cor. 8:9-13; 9:25; Phil. 4:6; 2 Pet. 1:5-6; 1 John 1:9
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