A Prayer

When the way seems dark before me, give me grace to walk trustingly;

When much is obscure to me, let me be all the more faithful to the little that I can clearly see;

When the distant scene is clouded, let me rejoice that at least the next step is plain;

When what Thou art is most hidden from my eyes, let me hold fast to what Thou dost command;

When insight falters, let obedience stand firm;

What I lack in faith, let me repay in love.”

from A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie (1936)
(This prayer is from the evening of the twenty-seventh day.)

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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