Editor Susanna Wright offers this updated edition of a Christian devotional classic—invoking the daily prayers and timeless imagery of the original text through modern, accessible language.
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 morning and evening—with special prayers for Sundays—A Diary of Private Prayer is written with eloquence, piety, and directness. Blending praise and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.
First published in 1936, A Diary of Private Prayer remains a seminal Christian devotional with more than a million copies in print. This modern edition—completely redesigned into a gift package—admirably preserves all the qualities of the original, ensuring that the wisdom of God and the wonder of Baillie’s prayers remain accessible for many generations to come.
This year I committed to trying to grow in my prayer life under my own lemon tree (not literally a lemon tree, but you know what I mean). This book has helped me expand the depth and breadth of my prayers, as it helps guide you through what to pray each day.
10/10 recommend! I challenge you (yes YOU!) to pray through these prayers each day for a month 🙂
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Going through this helped me grow in my prayer life, as the prayers in here are detailed, thoughtful, and provide plenty of opportunities to come into confession and pray for others. Found so many times that the prayers in here were exactly what I needed to pray for myself!