John Baillie—O Lord, Forgive

by Elliott & Fry, vintage print, 1942

by Elliott & Fry, vintage print, 1942

My failure to be true even to my own accepted standards;
My self-deception in face of temptation:
My choosing of the worse when I know the better: O Lord, forgive.
My failure to apply myself the standards of conduct I demand of others:
My blindness to the suffering of others and my slowness to be taught by my own:
My complacence towards wrongs that do not touch my own case and my over-sensitiveness to those that do:
My slowness to see the good in my fellows and to see the evil in myself:
My hardness of heart towards my neighbors’ faults and my readiness to make allowance for my own:
My unwillingness to believe that Thou hast called me to a small work and my brother to a great one: O Lord, forgive.” —John Baillie, from his book A Dairy Of Private Prayer


					
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