Grant, O most gracious God, that I may carry with me through this day’s life the remembrance of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ my Lord.
For His readiness to suffer for our sakes:
For the redemptive passion that filled His heart;
For the power of His Cross in the history of the world since He came:
For the noble army of martyrs and for all who are willing to die that others may live:
For all suffering freely chosen for noble ends, for pain bravely endured, for temporal sorrows that have been used for building up of eternal joys:
I praise and bless Thy holy name.
Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee.
Glory be to Thee, O Father, and to Thee, O Christ, and to Thee, O Holy Spirit, and for ever and ever. Amen.
A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie