The precept of Order requiring that every part of your business should have its allotted time, the following is a Scheme of Employment for the Twenty – Four hours of a natural day according to Benjamin Franklin:
1.- The Morning : Question ? What good shall I do This day ?
5 Rise, wash and address Powerful Goodness ¡
6 Contrive day’s business, and take the resolution of the day;
7 prosecute the present study and breakfast.
12 read, overlook accounts
3.- Evening- Question: What good have I done Today?
6 Put things in their places
7 Supper. Music or diversion
8 or conversation.
9 Examination of the day.
Benjamin Franklin sometimes used a little prayer which he took from Thompson’s Poems:
“Father of light and life, thou Good Supreme¡
O teach me what is good; teach me Thyself¡
Save me from folly; vanity, and vice,
From every low pursuit; and fill my soul
With Knowledge, conscious peace and virtue put;
Sacred, Substancial, never- fading Bliss¡”