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A Prayer of John Baillie


Let me use disappointment as material for patience.

Let me use success as material for thankfulness.

Let me use trouble as material for perseverance.

Let me use danger as material for courage.

Let me use reproach as material for long suffering.

Let me use praise as material for humility.

Let me use pleasures as material for temperance.

Let me use pain as material for endurance.

Source: John Baillie, quoted in George Appleton, “Journey for a Soul (Glasgow: William Collins, 1974), 222.