Cover of A Diary of Private Prayer
Having the habit of regularly using John Baillie's, A Diary of Private Prayer, for its a.m. prayers, I've just found this beautiful evening prayer to share - Baillie's Twenty-third day/Evening Prayer - just a portion of it.....
"Am I living as my conscience approves?
Am I demanding of others a higher standard of conduct than I demand of myself?
Am I taking a less charitable view of the failing of my neighbors than I am of my own?
Am I standing in public for principles which I do not practice in private?
Am I, in my daily life, facing the stress of circumstance with humanliness and courage?
Am I grateful for my many blessings?
Am I allowing my happiness to be too much dependent on money? On business success? Or on the good opinion of others?
Is the sympathy I show to others who are in trouble commensurate with the pity I would expend on myself, if the same things happened to me?
Let my answer before Thee be truthful, O God."
May sweet dreams and restful peace fill your night.