A Diary of Private Prayer
In this book of personal devotions, noted theologian Dr. John Baillie offers personal prayers for people who are seeking a better underst ...more
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If your prayer life seems spiritually stale and disconnected with prayers that seem to bounce off the ceiling instead of reaching the Throne room of God, John Bailee's devotional classic A Diary of Private Prayer teaches "prayer is the language of faith."
The prayer collection consists of sixty-four inspirational one-page prayers, thirty-one for morning and evening and two special prayers for Sunday morning a ...more
The prayer collection consists of sixty-four inspirational one-page prayers. Thirty-one for morning and evening and two special prayers for Sunday morning and evening. The prayers are not only for the individual p ...more
I rarely read this kind of book before. Because to me, prayer's something I know naturally. Sure I have to read some, but I'm not a type of person who read book like this to pray.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed reading this book. I mean, the prayers here are more like conversation between us and God. I loved it.
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This little book has been a wonderful addition to my prayer life these past six weeks and I intend on starting from page one again tomorrow. Even though written in the 1940s these prayers are still timely and relevant to do today.
Beautifully poetic and quoting from Scripture I have found these prayers to be particularly useful in stilling my heart and invigorating my praye ...more
As an admitted logophile, I have long been assisted in my prayers by reading beautifully written prayers. The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer is, of course, one favorite. But recently I found John Baillie's magnificent A Diary of Private Prayer (first published in 1949). I first learned of it from Richard J. Foster's edited collection, Devotional Classics. Soon after this first discovery, I ordered a copy for myself, and soon after reading it myself I ordered more copies to give away to friends....more
There is one for each morning & evening for a month, with space in the book for your own thoughts & prayers to be written alongside.
John Bailee was clearly a man who knew God well & his prayers encourage us to do the same.
It's a book I'll go back to again & again to aid my quiet times with God.
This little collection of prayers is a gift. "Every good and perfect gift cometh d ...more
The prayers are wonderfully diverse. They expand what I thank the Lord for and lead me into praying for things I don't normally pray about.
The format of the prayers vary, too. Sometimes Baillie will have you praying through Scripture verses, for instance.
Finally, the prayers are just really well-written.