Daily Prayer

A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie | craft.outsideofablog.info
Years ago, I inherited A Diary of Private Prayer, written by John Baillie. This book has a morning prayer and an evening prayer written for each of 31 days. Reading and praying these prayers has enriched my spiritual life. I have always thought them beautiful both because of and in spite of the "King James" language in which Baillie wrote.  I found myself mentally tripping—then editing—the Thee's and Thou's and other old-timey phrasing.  I decided that I would write paraphrases of the prayers, trying to hold to the beauty of them. I would keep the meaning, to the best of my ability, even as I changed some of the words. Also, scripture references are from the Common English Bible, rather than the King James. I have worked through the morning prayers day by day, posting them to this blog.  Then it seemed best to place the links here, in an orderly fashion for continued use. I pray that this work blesses your heart!

A prayer for today: morning

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A prayer for today: evening

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