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Preview — A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie
A Diary of Private Prayer
In this wonderful collection, famed theologian Dr. John Baillie shares personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Organized by mo ...more
But, there are certain books that I make exceptions for. My rule of thumb is to only purchase (or keep) a book if I can answer "Yes" to at least one of the following questions:
* Do I love this book so much that I intend to read it multiple times?
* Do I love this book so much that I intend to recommend/lend it to ...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.
Look forward to read a book like this anytime ...more
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
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.