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.

(a prayer of John Baillie in A Diary of Private Prayer, Day 14, Morning; photo via

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