“I, a pilgrim of eternity, stand before Thee, O eternal One.  Let me not seek to deaden or destroy the desire for Thee that disturbs my heart.  Let me rather yield myself to its constraint and go where it leads me.  Make me wise to see all things today under the form of eternity, and make me brave to face all the changes in my life which such a vision may entail: through the grace of Christ my Saviour.  Amen.”

(Excerpt from A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie)