A Reader's Prayer
[excerpted from John Baillie's A Diary of Private Prayer, p. 133]
O Thou who art the Source and Ground of all truth, Thou Light of lights, who hast opened the minds of men to discern the things that are, guide me to-day, I beseech Thee, in my hours of reading. Give me grace to choose the right books and to read them in the right way. Give me wisdom to abstain as well as to perservere. Let the Bible have proper place; and grant that as I read I may be alive to the stirrings of the Holy Spirit in my soul.