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PRAYER 20: THE GRACES OF CHRISTIAN CHARACTER
O Thou in whose boundless love are laid up all treasures of wisdom and truth, grant that through fellowship with Thee the true graces of Christian character may more and more take shape within my soul:
The grace of a thankful and uncomplaining heartThe grace of courage, whether in suffering or in dangerThe grace of preparedness, lest I enter into temptationThe grace of bodily discipline and stewardship of my energyThe grace to treat others as I would have others treat meThe grace of boldness in standing for what is rightThe grace of charity, that I may refrain from hasty judgementThe grace of silence, that I may refrain from hasty speechThe grace of forgiveness towards all who have wronged me
And now, O God, give me a quiet mind. Dwell freely in my thoughts. Let me rejoice in the knowledge that, whether awake or asleep, I am still with Thee. Let me not be fretted by any anxiety over the lesser interests of life. Loosen my grip upon the things that ought to remain in the periphery of life. Let no trouble disturb me unless it draws me nigh unto Thee. And to Thy Name be all the glory.