My prayer today:

Forbid, O Lord God that my thoughts today should be wholly occupied with the world’s passing show.

See in Your lovingkindness, You have given me the power to lift my mind to the contemplation of things unseen and eternal, forbid that I should remain content with the things of sense and time. Grant rather, that each day may do something so to strengthen my hold upon the unseen world, so to increase my sense of reality, and so to attach my heart to its holy interests that, as the end of my earthly life draws ever nearer, I may not grow to be a part of these fleeting earthly surroundings but rather grow more and more conformed to the life of the world to come. Grant me that grace, Lord Jesus.  Amen   A DIARY OF PRIVATE PRAYER, John Baillie