“Today, O Lord —
let me put right before interest;
let me put others before self;
let me put the things of the spirit before the things of the body;
let me put the attainment of noble ends above the enjoyment of present pleasures;
let me put principle above reputation;
let me put Thee before all else.”
John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1955, page 61.