Whoever speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness speaks deceitfully. (Proverbs 12:17)

Thought for the day:

Have I today done anything to fulfill the purpose for which Thou didst cause me to be born?

Have I accepted the opportunities of service as Thou in Thy wisdom hast set before my feet?

Have I kept my imagination pure and healthy?

Have I been transparently sincere in all I have professed to be, to feel, to do?

Have I made more excuses for myself than I have been willing to make for others?

Give me grace to answer honestly, O God.

  • Excerpts from A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie

Prayer for the day:

God of grace, give me the will to be honest with myself, with You, and with others. Grant me the desire to fulfill the purpose for which You created me.