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We are delighted to offer this beautifully narrated audio version of A Diary of Private Prayer. Editor Susanna Wright offers this updated edition of a Christian devotional classic - invoking the daily prayers and timeless imagery of the original text through modern, accessible language.

In this wonderful collection, famed theologian Dr. John Baillie shares personal prayers for people who are seeking a better understanding of God and themselves. Organized by morning and evening - with special prayers for Sundays - A Diary of Private Prayer is written with eloquence, piety, and directness. Blending praise and meditative thoughts about God with a concern for the social and individual good, these daily invocations help and inspire us to search our inner selves and find the deep religious beliefs that lie within.

First published in 1936, A Diary of Private Prayer remains a seminal Christian devotional with more than a million copies in print. This modern edition admirably preserves all the qualities of the original, ensuring that the wisdom of God and the wonder of Baillie’s prayers remain accessible for many generations to come.

Each prayer is a separate titled chapter enabling the listener to access whichever is needed on the day.

©1977 Ian Baillie (P)2017 Sarah Mitchener

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A truly beautiful and inspiring book

A Diary Of Private Prayer reflects the the faith and love of God of our parents or grandparents age but which has been skilfully tuned for the modern ear.
These prayers rest on a solid foundation of faith. Yet they are humble and deeply compassionate for those around the author.
They also speak,in a quiet way, of duty, which is not often appreciated in these times.
They have become a daily delight which I eagerly look forward to every day. Gerard

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  • 27-08-2018

Thoughtful Prayers

I enjoyed listening to the Dairy of Private Prayer. The prayers provided a deeper thoughtfulness for me. They served as a reminder to what God speaks in his word.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-03-2021

Blessed by the heart of these prayers

I listen to these prayers at night and find great comfort in them. I find it sad that so many of the written prayers I come across today are shallow and self centered. These prayers drove me to desire a deeper life with God.

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  • W. White
  • 02-09-2018

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While I realize the narrator represents the Author of the original book,
in my mind, and as a woman, I was expecting a female narrator. Since the book has been rewritten for an audience of this generation I would have enjoyed a female narrator more.

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