Enlarge, my heart, God,
to the dimensions of your heart,
O limitless Love.
Let nothing be thought
common or unclean
which thou hast cleansed.
Let no one be thought
too exalted, so that
I only respect
but do not love.
Let nobody be regarded
as too humble, so that
I patronise or despise.
Let none be thought
as of little value
and written off,
for each is dear to Thee
with his own potential
and his own hope
and his own heartbreak.
Let me say to each with Thee,
"O man greatly beloved"
infinitely and eternally
dear to Thee.
O Lord Love,
enlarge my heart
to the dimension of Thine.
I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Dear Jesus, our Lord and Savior, we do praise You from the depths of our soul.
There is no one or nothing that deserves our praise and our attention like You.
We look to all that You have given us to enjoy and to work with
rejoice in Your omniscience
for no one but You could have conceived
such a perfect circumstance for us
to know You.
Jesus, help us to take nothing for granted in terms of the gifts You have given us.
Help us to use those gifts to bring glory to Your Holy name, Amen.
Bruce Caldwell (solascriptura.com)
Eternal Father of my soul,
let my first thought today be of You, let my first impulse be to worship You,
let my first speech be Your name, let my first action be to kneel before You in prayer.
For Your perfect wisdom and perfect goodness,
For the love with which You love mankind,
For the love with which You love me,
For the great and mysterious opportunity of my life,
For the indwelling of your Spirit in my heart,
I praise and worship You, O Lord.
Yet let me not, when this morning prayer is said, think my worship ended
and spend the day in forgetfulness of You.
Rather from these moments of quietness let light go forth, and joy, and power,
that will remain with me through all the hours of the day;
Keeping me chaste in thought,
Keeping me temperate and truthful in speech,
Keeping me faithful and diligent in my work,
Keeping me humble in my estimation of myself,
Keeping me honorable and generous in my dealings with others,
Keeping me loyal to every hallowed memory of the past,
Keeping me mindful of my eternal destiny as a child of Yours.
Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
(excerpt from: A Diary of Private Prayer - John Baillie)