Calling on Christ’s Redeeming Power

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“Let the redeeming power that has flowed from his sufferings through so many generations now flow into my soul.”–John Baillie, A Diary of Private Prayer

I’ve been going to bed early and getting up early. After the election of Mr. Trump to the presidency, I’ve been feeling spiritually tangy–meaning there’s an acidic taste of grave danger accompanied by the sweetness of stepping into the Way of Christ. I’ve felt a need for more sleep and more prayer.

Years ago an Australian friend recommended keeping at my bedside John Baillie’s classic devotional A Diary of Private Prayer. I love this little book.

The phrase from evening prayer on November 16 was the one above:

“Let the redeeming power that has flowed from his sufferings through so many generations now flow into my soul.”

I need that redeeming power. Maybe you do too.

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