for faith to believe that Thou does rule the world in truth and righteousness:
for faith to believe that if I seek first Thy Kingdom and righteousness, Thou wilt provide for all my lesser needs:
for faith to take no anxious thought for the morrow, but to believe in the continuance of Thy past mercies:
for faith to see Thy purpose of love unfolding itself in the happenings of this time:
for faith to be calm and brave in face of such dangers as may meet me in the doing of my duty:
for faith to believe in the power of Thy love to melt my hard heart and swallow up my sin:
for faith to put my own trust in love rather than in force, when other men harden their hearts against me:
for faith to believe in the ultimate victory of Thy Holy Spirit over disease and death and all the powers of darkness:
for faith to profit by such sufferings as Thou does call upon me to endure:
for faith to leave in Thy hands the welfare of all my dear ones, especially …. and ….
O Thou in whom all my fathers trusted and were not put to confusion, rid my heart now of all vain anxieties and paralyzing fears. Give me a cheerful and buoyant spirit, and peace in doing Thy will; for Christ’s sake. Amen.
from John Baillie’s, A Diary of Private Prayer