Thursday, December 31, 2009

"The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Phil 4:5,6

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29

"Help us, our loving Lord, no longer to be controlled by our appetites, our desires, our selfish aims. May we be controlled by your will and Spirit. May your Spirit dwell within us, to help us choose and act aright. Amen."

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28

"Knowing, O God, the sin of the human heart, and knowing tha all have sinned, may we realize as well that you have conquered sin. May we fear you and trust you. May sin find its Conqueror in our lives this day as Christ fights our battles with and for us. We ask in his name. Amen."

December 27

"We thank you that you took upon yourself the form of sinful man and became like us. With the same power that made you like us may we gain the victory which will make us like you. For your name's sake. Amen."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26

"Blessed Master, may the simple story of your birth - the faith, the humility, the gentleness, the joy, the gifts, the consecration - prompt us to learn again the real and valuable lessons of life. May we sing again the angels' song, and join with them in the glad praise of the Christmas season. Amen."

Friday, December 25, 2009

December 25

"O you who are the Giver of every good and perfect gift, may this day be merry with child voices and childhood memories; bright with loving gifts of self-forgetfulness; peaceful with quiet thoughts and sure promises. May the angels echo in our hearts all day the good tidings of great joy. In the name of Christ. Amen."

Christmas Day

"O Holy Child of Bethlehem, descend on us, we pray. Be born in us today. May we, like the shepherds, go back to our tasks with their joy of constant inspiriation. May life's common fields echo and reecho with the angels' song, as we reflect the life of him whose childlike spirit we have gained. In his name. Amen."

Christmas Day

Dear, loving Father, as we bow before you on this happy Christmas morning, may we realize how near you are to every heart; how you love the little children; how you give yourself to men and women, and how we may wish for each other a merry, blessed Christmas by giving to one another the spirit of our Master. For his sake. Amen."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24

"Infinite and eternal God, may the wise men from far nations bring again their treasured gifts to you, and gaze upon your simplicity and sinlessness. May the vision abide as they return with them to their peoples. And may our boys gain the inspiring vision of the heavenly Jerusalem for all of life's journey. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23

"Shine into our lives, o Star of Bethlehem. Led by your constant light, may we never dread the night, nor fear the dangers of life's journey. May we, like the wise men of old, pass through formal Jerusalem, even to Bethlehem, and find the manger and bow before the real King of love and light. Amen."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22

"Dear Saviour, may we always live as in your presence. When trouble and loss come, may we know that you are near. May death and the grave lose their sting in the triumph of faith, and may we know the glory of your resurrection. Amen."

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21

"May we, our Father in heaven, give to the world the good seed of your living truth. May we scatter it everywhere, not questioning our responsibility because we doubt the fitness of the soil. Help us today to do our part in sowing the seed, and will you guide us to the good ground. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 20

"O you who are our infinite Creator, may we listen and heed, and then build and complete. Grant to us listening hearts and willing hands, that in the day of storm our rock-firm houses may stand, and honor the Master Builder. Amen."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

December 19

"Build us up, dear Lord, with and in your truth. May we spend more time with you in your living Word, studying its simplicity, memorizing its messages, and gaining its spirit. May we speak the truth always and never depart from it. And may we give it to others whenever we speak. For your name's sake. Amen."

Friday, December 18, 2009

"The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous." Prov 15:29

December 18

"O God of love, teach us to love you as we ought. Teach us to give up to others. May we understand your law of sacrifice and surrender. May we love each other by obeying your law of yeilding love, and may we learn to love by giving ourselves. Amen."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17

"Our loving and gracious Father, may we find and remain in the secret place of safety. May we be kept by your almighty power as we live in your presence. May we have the constant peace and confidence of those who know and trust you. For your name's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16

"Our heavenly Father, may we glory in the persecution which comes to those who seek the victory over wrong. Raise up men who will hurl defiance against those whose ill-gotten gains are destroying human life. Save the young womanhood of our day from becoming prey to avarice, and may we hear the song of victory, even if it come from a prison cell. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 15

"Dear Lord, we would rejoice constantly in you. We would gain that quiet, controlled character which knows your constant presence and receives your peace. May we learn with your servant of old to be content wherever placed by you, ever knowing the blessing of high and pure thoughts. Amen."

Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14

"O you who are our Father in heaven, fill us, we pray you, with a more controlling love for you. May we prize life's values, but not as we prize you and your works. May we attempt great things for you by a living faith in the power of the unattained in Christ. In his name. Amen."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

December 13

"Our blessed Master, free us, we pray you, from the false estimates of the Christian life. May we not feel that we are bound to do right, but freed from doing wrong. May we glory in hard work, and in the victory of faith to conquer our own selves. For your name's sake. Amen."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 12

"O Lord, our Master, life is a troubled sea with many who know they are perishing, but do not know your wonderful presence. May we, your followers, not only cry to you, but tell others that you are ready to dwell with everyone, that you are waiting to be asked to speak peace and quietness. Amen."

Friday, December 11, 2009

December 11

"Our gracious and loving Father, grant to us your constant peace, that we may not injure our lives and dispositions by worry. May we take your at your word, and trust you. May we care less for life's appearances and more for life's higher values, looking to you daily and hourly for strength of heart and courage. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Devil Fears

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless works and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray." - Samuel Chadwick

December 10

"Dear Master, may we strive to understand your purposes, following you so closely in the ordinary things of life that we never wait for the miraculous or extreme. May we bear bravely each lonely burden, trusting your unseen hand to help and direct, May the wave become a way because our eyes ever meet thine. Amen."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9

"Our dear Saviour, whose readiness to help precedes our sense of danger, give us knowledge of your power to protect, that we may never fear the waves that break and roar. May we know that you are near, amid every difficulty, and that you will pilot us home in safety. Amen."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8

"Dear Father in heaven, teach us to realize how you have provided for your children, and to long for opportunities of showing your greatness to all men, our brothers, many of whom have been estranged from you by false gods. In the name of your dear Son, our Lord. Amen."

Monday, December 7, 2009

December 7

"Dear Christ, give to your followers appreciation of human needs. Make us less bitter in criticism, more gentle in sympathy, and more generous with your invitations. Make us better servants, that we may follow our Master's example more truly, going about doing good and helping the heavily burdened. Amen."

Sunday, December 6, 2009

December 6

"Dear Father, help us to remember that God is stronger than all the forces of evil, and that though the message of the gospel the right must win, no matter how long the battle. Give us the courage of Christ, together with his patience and forbearance. In his name. Amen."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sundays in December

Our loving Lord, we long to emulate your example in filling the Sabbath with deeds of loving service. May this day be a day of holy purpose, gentle life and constant blessing. May the eyes of the blind be opened at your divine touch. Amen."

December 5

"Eternal and most merciful God, we thank you that you are a God of justice as well as a God of love. We thank you that those who despise your law and waste and ruin your children shall suffer punishment. We thank you that vengeance is yours, that you will repay. Save us all from your wrath. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, December 4, 2009

December 4

"Dear Father, in heaven, save us, we pray you, from allowing selfishness and sin to gain any power over us. May we be so bear to you through the knowledge of your Word that ew may flee from teh merest suggestion of wrong. May one sin never seek to protect another, because we kill the first sin before it grow. By the Saviour's power. Amen."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3

"Dear Saviour, you who left the glory of your Father's mansions to open for us the gates of the kingdom, who did bid us to become heirs with you, grant us of your Spirit, that this wealth may make us better able to serve you. Amen."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 2

"Dear Lord and Master, we thank you for your protecting care and your saving power. May the children profit by the example of those who have gone before. May no opposition of our enemies tempt us to compromise, but may we resist evil always more definitely. Amen."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1

"Our loving Lord and Master, may we see beyond the judgment to your mercy and loving-kindness. May life be filled with sweet rather than with bitter, with joy rather than with sorrow, because we trust your perfect plan and know that all things work together for good to them that love you. May we all have a victorious home in the great future you have provided for your own. Amen."

November 30

"Our blessed Lord, we praise you for your constant presence in our lives. May we know that you are close at hand when there is no evidence of you. May we trust and obey you even if we seem to destroy our hopes and your plan, knowing that you will speak when you are ready. Give us a trust like Abraham's. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

November 29

"Almighty God, our Fahter in heaven, may we be great in faith and hope. Grant to us, we pray you, the vision of the unseen, that we may not let the seen become a fence to hide from us your great beyond. May we know that your promises are sure and dependable. Trusting you, may our faith never flag. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 28

"May we know, our loving Father, that if we love you we must love one another in Christ. Give to us the confidence of each other, as we pray for and work with each other. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Friday, November 27, 2009

November 27

"O loving God, forgive us for grieving you through all htese years. Save us, we pray you, from the sins that sadden you and those who live near to you. May we put away every sin, and no longer bring grief to him who in Gethsemane broke his heart for the sins of the whole world. For his sake. Amen."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Our heavenly Father, we thank you that you have dealt so bountifully and beautifully with your children. No good thing do you withhold from them who walk uprightly. As our whole nation and the nations of the earth enjoy your gracious gifts, may we understand you loving-kindness. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Thanksgiving Day

"Almighty and eternal God, we thank you for your sure and constant laws, upon which we depend. With reverence and holy fear we bow before you, this Thanksgiving Day, and pray that we may ever honor and obey your just commands. For your blessed name's sake. Amen."

November 26

"Our Father in heaven, help us, we pray you, to put off the sins of inclination and habit. May our hearts be filled with pure thoughts and our days be filled with kind deeds. May sinful tendencies die within us. May we be kept from sin as we are kept for you. Amen."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25

"Our loving Father, we thank you that you are mindful of us in our weakness and helplessness, that you have placed your sign of loving covenant in the heavens, and that you show the beauty of your light when storms make dim life's sky. May we keep our part of the covenant. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24

"May we, our eternal God and Fahter, share your gifts with others. Send us out into life's highways and byways to find and lead to you the lonely and neglected. May we make salvation a living activity rather than a mere dying confidence. For your name's sake. Amen."

Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23

"Dear Lord, we do love you; help us to show it. May we so speak forth our appreciation in the little things of everyday life, in the home, at school, everywhere we go, that our companions also may value you because of our honest expression of thanks. Amen."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22

"Hasten that day, O God, when the kingdoms of this world shall become yours; when the nations shall acknowledge you, and honor you with their men and means. May we believe your promise and fulfull our part in the covenant of the faithful. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21

"Our gracious and loving Father, may we yield our wills so completely to you that self-will may become self-sacrifice. May we use our strength today to give a better chance to some one who is in trouble. May our friends realize that our friendship cannot be marred or injured by petty things. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, November 20, 2009

November 20

"Help us, our Father, to be true to you at all times, and to keep the covenant which we have made wiht you. May we remember that we have consecrated our lives to you, and may every one of us seek to do his full part in loyalty to the covenant which he has made with you. May we keep so near you that we cannot break the covenant. In Christ's name. Amen."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 19

"O Saviour, we thank you that you are our Priest and King; that you have given yourself to and for us that we might give ourselves to you. May we not only give you your rightful tenth, but all that we have beyond that, showing our love by our overflow of giving. Amen."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that the very sins of our hearts which you despise are capable of your loving forgiveness, if we truly repent. We thank you that you see in us a development which transforms wicked inclination into righteous purpose. Destroy, we pray you, the selfishness in us which tempts us to deceive. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17

"O infinite and resourceful God, we praise you for all your saints who from their labors rest. We thank you for their faith, courage, and example. May we spend our lives in service like theirs, and may we never waver in hours of temptation. Give us their secret for victory, teach us to look unto Jesus for strength. For his sake. Amen."

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16

"Our blessed Lord, may we ever press forward, forgetting the things which are behind. May we place no dependence on a godly heritage or on honored parentage but, grateful for past blessings, may we reach out to attain to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Amen."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15

"We thank you, our God and Father, that joyful victory results from the faith of those who trust you. May we ever look to you for wisdom. May we ever endure because we trust you, and may our lives each and every day reveal to others the great source of power in you and your dear Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14

"Blessed Lord and Master, incline our hearts to yield more readily to you and your divine teaching. May we learn to trust you more as we learn to love you more. May the victory of faith mean victory over our sins day by day. Amen."

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13

"May we, our loving Father, walk with you from day to day. May we obey your commands, nothing doubting. May we follow every precept, believing that all is a part of your perfect plan. Let us enter the ark of safety today that we may be able to live these lives of ours rightly, unharmed by the storm without. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November 12

"Almighty and everlasting God, we praise you that you have called us into being, and given to us the responsibility of serving. Help us to live the kind of life you planned for us. As you have made us the crown of your creation, may we live worthy lives, and bring honor to your great name. Amen."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11

"Most merciful and loving God, we pray you that we may realize the awfulness of sin. May every one of us flee from evil and from sin, knowing that the part of courage is to hasten from wickedness and sin. Save us today from yielding to the first temptation of wrong. May we stop before we begin to sin. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 10

"Help us, our Father, to follow you wherever you lead us. May each one of us know that you have a plan for our lives. May we never be satisfied by doing our own will, but may we seek yours. May each one in this family circle today know what it is to have the joy of doing the will of God in life's simple, humble, daily duties. Amen."

Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9

"O you who are the Godof our fathers, help us today to live above the temptations which come so naturally to all. Help us to be among those who overcome self and self-indulgence, that we may not sell our birthright. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 8

"Our loving and ever-gracious Father, we thank you for illustrations of men who have been willing to deny themselves their own rights that they might show others that they were following you. Instead of developing the spirit of self-assertiveness, may we gain the peaceful spirit of quiet, diligent submission. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7

"O God, wilt you help us as Christian parents ever to set the right example before our children. May we never be so zealous for their success in temporal things that we undervalue the training which gives them righteous character. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 6

"Our blessed Master, we pray that none of us may allow the evil inclinations and tendencies of our own hearts to get the better of us. May we overcome them by loving deeds and self-forgetfulness. If some one wrong us today, help us to return his evil deed by a kindness to him. Amen."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 15

"We thank you, our God and Father, that joyful victory results from the faith of those who trust you. May we ever look to you for wisdom. May we ever endure because we trust you, and may our lives each and every day reveal to others the great source of power in you and your dear Son, our Saviour. Amen."

November 5

"Help us, our Father in heaven, to give to you regularly and systematically from that which you have given to us. May we give at least a tenth of our income to you, not because we desire a blessing, but because we wish to honor you. May the Church of Christ throughout the world learn the value of honoring you by its gifts. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4

"Ever-constant and faithful Father, we thank you that when we trust you your way becomes our way, and our way becomes yours. No matter how hard or long the journey, no matter how strange and unknown the work before us, may we understand that you are always planning our lives. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3

"Dear loving Father, we thank you that you have so freely and wonderfully forgiven us. Who of us is worthy of serving you or of following in your footsteps? Yet you have freely and fully forgiven us, and restored unto us the joy of the Lord. Help us to live for others, and to bear another's burden day by day. Amen."

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2

"Our heavenly Father, help us, we pray you, to live so near you that we may never yield to the quick temptations of life which always seize us when we are weak, and seek to conquer us at our weakest point. May we value the blessing of life too much to be swerved from our purpose by momentary temptation. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1

"Eternal Father, you who have taught us the reality of righteousness, who always speak to us with plain and truthful utterance, give us like devotion to truth. May we never misrepresent anything in the service of your Church. Deliver us from cant and all hypocrisy. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sundays November

"Our loving Father in heaven, for all your goodness to us we thank you, and we pray that we may honor and revere your great and holy name. May we so reverence you that your name may ever awaken in us a sense of devotion, and never be used carelessly. May your day be a day of privilege, rather than a day of limitation, and may we look forward to it with anticipation and joy. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

October 31

"Most holy and ever-loving God, we thank you that human enemies cannot overcome those who follow your commands and put their trust in you. We thank you also that the weakness of our faith and our frail courage and despondency do not hinder you from showing us your salvation and protecting us. And we give you praise and thanksgiving in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

October 30

"Eternal and infinite God, lead us out of the slavery of sin into the freedom of loving service. If you lead us by the way of the wilderness may we ever see your cloud by day and your pillar by night. In Jesus' name. Amen."

October 29

"Gracious Lord and Master, may your presence today and every day save us from the sins of our own selfish hearts. May we enter into your life in all things. Will you enter our life, dispelling all tendencies which are impetuous and unkind. May we enter the rooms of peace and quietness daily through yourself, the Door, and thus may we honor you. Amen."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28

"Our Father who art in heaven, we thank you for your great love to us, and for your constant care of us. May we give to our own homes and loved ones the very best we have, and may we never show a better self to strangers than to our own flesh and blood. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 27

"Gracious Father, for your abundant and constant care we give you thanks, and ask you that we may love, trust and believe you. May we hear you say to us, 'If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink.' Amen."

Monday, October 26, 2009

October 26

"Most holy and eternal Father, we give you thanks for the willing service of those who uphold the hands of your chosen leaders. May we never complain if the strength of others wanes, but may we look upon such weakness as our opportunity to assist in carrying forward your cause against our common foe. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 25

"Eternal and most merciful Father, we your children bow before you with singleness and sincerity of heart. Grant that the ordinary experiences of today may be filled with yourself. If it be your will to send into our lives the unexpected and extraordinary, will you give to us the spirit of response and the eye to behold your glory, that we may honor you. In Christ's name. Amen."

October 24

"Our loving Lord, we thank you for law and order, for regularity and system. May we learn to do your work in your way, and may we never let our own carelessness injure nor retard your plan. Save us from self-will and recklessness, from pride and foolishness. May we learn to efface self, that you may increase in our hearts. Amen."

Friday, October 23, 2009

October 23

"Most holy and eternal God, keep us from relying on the precepts of men, and give us a closer relation and dependence opon you, that by all the words and counsels of our lives we may draw men nearer to you, and may teach them how to combine piety and faith. In Christ's dear name. Amen."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 22

"Ever-loving Lord, our Saviour, we pledge to you our devotion and fidelity, and ask you to help us to keep our covenant with you. May we know that you have bought us by your own precious blood. May we live with your great sacrifice ever before us, that the joy of gratitude may bless and purity our lives. Amen."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21

"Dear Father in heaven, we lift our hearts in gratitude to you for fathers and mothers of prayer and faith. We thank you that we were dedicated to you in our babyhood, and that devoted love trained and nurtured us for your service. May we be true to those honored and beloved parents. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October 20

"Our blessed Lord and Master, deliver us, we pray you, from all sins which are born of selfishness and self-esteem. May we value others, and enjoy with them the gifts and talents you have bestowed upont them. Teach us the joy of appreciation, and may we covet only those gifts of your Spirit which we may cultivate. Amen."

Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19

"May we, dear Lord, lose sight of ourselves as we lead men to you, the world's Saviour. May we so love and serve you that others may very naturally turn from us to you, anticipating and experiencing your supremacy and leadership. May we be used of you because we lose ourselves in you. Amen."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October 18

"Dear Father in heaven, may we so fear you and honor your name and your house that by our cordial manner and actions we may lead others to worship you. May we seek to take the humblest places our selves that we may lead others to your Church. In Jesus' name. Amen."

October 17

"Our loving Master, you are the God of love. May we love you supremely that we may show your loving-kindness to others. May we become like you in your love, so that day by day and hour by hour we may speak with our lives as well as with our lips. Amen."

Friday, October 16, 2009

October 16

"Our heavenly Father, may we think little of human praise and recognition, but much of genuine and true living. May we never strive for ascendancy or for position, but may it be our desire that men may see in us the life of loving service and faithful adherence to duty. We pray for the childlike spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15

"Our blessed Master, you did always accept and graciously adapt yourself to you earthly surroundings without complaint or anxiety. Teach us this great secret of peace and contentment. May our example be to others what you example has been to us, and may complaint be a thing of the past. Amen."

October 14

"Choose for us, O God,the men of your own choice to present your gospel, and minister before the people. May those who are entering the priesthood of our God be men in whose hearts you have made you dwelling place, and men whom you have chosen. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October 13

"Almighty and eternal God, we praise you for men of courage and faith who face the storm and glory in it, who endure trial with the strength and energy of dauntless faith and courage. May we know that your strength is made perfect in weakness, and relying upon you may we go forward. In Christ's name. Amen."

Monday, October 12, 2009

October 12

"Dear loving Father in heaven, may we be kept from unbelief and sin. May we save others from the curse of our disobedience. We pray you to be with the countless children who are to day suffering because of the sins and indulgences of sinful parents. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October 11

"Our divine Leader, we thank you for the blessing of hard tasks and trying duties. We thank you for tasks great and small. We thank you that labor and toil are holy and divine. May we welcome new duties and difficult problems, knowing that you work with us and that you will never leave us nor forsake us. Amen."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

October 10

"Our Father in heaven, we ask you to increase our faith, that with hearts of belief and characters of conviction we may be able to withstand and overcome the evils which threaten us and tend to undermine our Christian civilization. Strengthen us, O God, in taking our stand for righteousness. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, October 9, 2009

October 9

"Eternal and most merciful God, we thank you that men who are not sincere can never have power with you or with your creatures. Deliver us from the subtle sin of self-deceit. May no love for the wages of unrighteousness lead us to seek to deceive others, or you, or even our own hearts. Amen."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October 8

"O God, our Father in heaven, may we have true and genuine respect for the rights of life and property of all men. May we know that our own lives are not our own, but are bought with a price by Jesus our Lord. May we hold all property as yours, and use it that your kingdom may be hastened. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 7

"Our heavenly Father, check, we pray you, the ravages of devastating and threatening disease adn sickness. Will you relieve conditions which generate and spread disease. Bless the crusade against disease. Qualify and assist all who are caring for the sick. Bless physicians and nurses. In the great Physician's name we ask it. Amen."

October 6

"We thank you, O God, that you are not only a loving leader, but that you are our protecting guide. May we ever be ready to hear your voice and heed your command, and in times of difficulty and misunderstanding may we seek your wisdom. In Christ's name. Amen."

October 5

"Our Father, may we be so filled with your purity and grace that we may not listen to the idle and evil criticisms and slanders of others. Fill us with life's greatness that the littleness of little men and women may not arrest or control our thought. May we never take up he reproach against our neighbor. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October 4

"O Lord, our God, may we hasten the great and holy day of the coming of your kindom by sending the gospel to all people. May the whole world gain the spirit of wisdom and counsel and the fear of the Lord. May hate and bitterness and contention be changed into love, joy and peace. May all men clasp hands in power and purity, led by the child Jesus. Amen."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sundays in October

"Gracious and loving Father, teach us the joy and blessedness of appreciation and gratitude. You have filled our lives with good things; help us to honor you with joy and thanksgiving. Help us to make this Sabbath day a day of inward joy, that we may scatter happiness everywhere. In Jesus' name. Amen."

October 3

"O loving Father, who gives to all your children better gifts than we realize, help to understand the simplicity of your nature. Show us how to gain the childlike spirit. May we take you at your word, and may we with joy and faith and confidence take to you the simple problems of every day. Amen."

Friday, October 2, 2009

October 2

"Almighty God, you have blessed us with the marvelous records of your great deeds, performed to save and bless your chosen ones. May we remember day by day what a glorious Father in heaven we have, and may our hearts show the gratitude we feel in a joyous victorious life. In Christ's name. Amen."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1

"O God, our eternal Father, may none of us who own and love your name and leadership fail to grow into your own likeness and follow your plan, because we lack that personal faith we individually need. May your Word become the soul's mirror to reveal to our own hearts their actual state, and then may we give you comlete control. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30

"We thank you, our Father, for the boyhood picture of Jesus Christ. We praise you for the knowledge that he was natural and genuine when a child, that he was not injured by new and remarkable experience, and that in willing obediene he went back from the temple to his quiet home. We thank you that he is our children's patterm. Amen."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September 29

"O great Physician, we thank you that every suffering child of yours touches your heart, and that you blended loving words with unselfish service. As we work to heal the hearts of those who suffer may we spend oursleves in relieving their pain and misery. Amen."

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28

"O you who are the Light of the world, shine, we pray you, in our hearts and deeds, that we may attract and lead others to you. May we be satisfied to be the kind of light you have made us, placed where you have put us, content to be unnoticed ourselves if we offer light whereby others may see. Amen."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27

"Almighty God, you who are most high, may we show forth your loving-kindness in the morning and your faithfulness every night. May our characters grow like the cedars in Lebanon. May we today and every day be worthy of you. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 26

"Grant us, O God, the broad vision of those who see the far distances. May we include in our prayer all who need you the world over. May contending nations and men gain the childlike spirit and dwell together in peace. Hasten the day when none shall hurt or destroy, but all shall glorify you. Amen."

Friday, September 25, 2009

September 25

"Our Redeemer and Saviour, we praise you that you are the Mighty One of Old. We thank you that yours is a joyful kingdom. We praise you that your own people shall sometime own and honor you, and shall inherit the land prepared for them. May our cities be filled today with men whose lives and conversation show faith and character. Amen."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24

"We thank you, our Father, for the examples of sincerity you have given us in your Word, and for the warnings against infidelity and insincerity. May we never take your name in vain. When we speak of you and your guidance, may our own souls really mean what we say. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23

"O you who love little children, take the little ones of our home into your strong, gentle arms. Implant within their lives your loving spirit. May we all become like them in simple trust and clinging dependence, knowing our own weakness as we feel and gain your strength. Amen."

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September 22

"We thank you, our Father, for mothers who have prayed for us even before our birth and after; we thank you for the inheritance and training we have from them. May our lives honor their memory as we honor you. May we never esteem outward ceremony greater than inner duty, or public service above private devotion. In the Master's name. Amen."

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 21

"Almighty God, may the people who now walk in darknes see the great light of Jesus Christ. Increase our joy. Break today the rod of the oppressor, and bring to the nations the knowledge of the matchless Prince of peace. Increase his government in our hearts and throughout all the world. For his sake. Amen."

Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 20

"O holy Lord, you who are pure and true, may we gain that vision of you which may prompt us to follow you with constant and unvarying fidelity. Forgive us for our disobedience. May we obey you day by day and moment by moment until your laws are the very habit of our our daily lives. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, September 19, 2009

September 19

"Most loving and merciful God, we thank you for your great goodness. We praise you that you forgive those who do wrong. May we know that your penalties are just and sure. Save us, we pray you, from the sins that bring suffering and sorrow upon others. And this we ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, September 18, 2009

September 18

"Dear Lord, in our weakness we cry to you, mighty One. Help our helplessness and save us for your mercy's sake. Save us from ourselves. May we never depend on ourselves, but on you who loved us and gave yourself for us. Amen."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17

"Search us, O Lord, and know our hearts. May we never dare disobey or disregard your commands. May no gain of ours obtained by wrong means remain hidden within our lives. Save us from avarice and covetousness. May we learn the blessedness and value of obeying you. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16

"O you who are the Father of Lights, shine, we pray you, into the hearts of your sons and daughters all over the world. May those who love you and are without the vision, ever see you round about them. May we know that one with God is a majority. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15

"Most holy and most mighty God, may we never allow reason to argue against your command What you bid, may we at once do. What you plan, may we fulfull, and without murmurings or disputings. We ask in Jesus's name. Amen."

Monday, September 14, 2009

September 14

"Great and wonderful Deliverer, we praise you for your great goodness to us. Surely you are ever with us. May we know and appreciate your nearness, and may we have always your courage, wisdom and direction. In Christ's name. Amen."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 13

"Blessed Lord and Master, by our lives we would testify to your great goodness. We would daily call the world's attention to you by the reality of our faith and works. From the daily journeys of life we would bear with us memorials which may stand the test of time, and erect in the lives of others testimonials of your guidance and power. For your name's sake. Amen."

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 12

"Eternal and never-changing God, our Father in heaven, fill us with the Holy Spirit, that our lives may be and remain your temples. May our children look back upon us as those who centered affection and controlled character in you. May the faith of our fathers never depart from us, because our trust is in you. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11

"May we, our God and Father, be ready to heed your command and follow you immediately. Will you change our hearts and lives that we may use the incidental occurences of each day to glorify you, and may we gather round us as workers those whose hearts are touched by you for service. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 10

"Dear Father in heaven, may we as parents have your wisdom so to inspire and direct our children that they may make no mistake in going as we suggest. May faith, courage, obedience and willingness be the natural atmosphere of our home, and thus may we glorify your name. Amen."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9

"Almighty Father, today we need your constant blessing, that we may overcome the subtle foes which tempt us. May we have the life of Christ always in view, and may we prompt others to look to him in all of life's problems. May this be a day of victory. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8

"Our Father in heaven, may we be wise enough to look ahead and heed the power of our enemy. May we never hesitate to advance boldly against your foes, when you would have us go forward. O Lord, increase the faith and courage of your Church in its attack against organized wickedness. In Christ's name. Amen."

Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7

"Ever-present and all-powerful God, we thank you that your commands and promises coincide. May we be faithful to our parts that you may fulfill yours. Save us from the snares of self-will and sinful judgment, and may the book of your law never depart our of ous mouths. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6

"May we, our Father in heaven, think little of the future life save as we trust all to you, but may we leave behind us countless lessons of hope and song as we commend others to your purpose and plan. When you call us to face death, may a song of victory spring from our hearts which may cheer and inspire our loved ones left behind. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sundays in September

"O you who are the Lord of the Sabbath, may we keep this day for you and for your thoughts. May we know the worth of giving one seventh of our time to eternal things. May we spend the day in a simple and natural way, and think during its hours upon you and yours. Amen."

September 5

"May we, our Father, today and every day, have in our hearts the peace which passes all understanding, and the joy unspeakable and full of glory. Be near, we pray you, to those who are to die, but fill their hearts and ours with thoughts of joy and peace. May we go singing through life, and may we sing our way over death's dark river. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 4

"Our God and Father, we would turn from every thought which hinders our worship of you. Save us from self-worship and self-satisfaction. May our love to you, O Christ, bind us closer to our fellow men in their sin and need. Amen."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 3

"Our blessed Lord and Master, as we bow before you this morning we pray for all rulers, leaders and ministers of yours, that they may have access to the place of your divine presence, and gain there their knowledge of you and your truth. May we all take time alone with you, that we may prepare to heed your word and message. For your name's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2

"Eternal and only God, we acknowledge our sinful nature. May we remember your commands and pray for your servants who lead us. May we never forget you when they are absent from us, but may we ever remember your precepts and commands. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1

"Our Father in heaven, we thank you that you have made all things beautiful in your great temple of nature. May we build and furnish your sanctuary with the rich simplicity of beauty and sincerity. May we give to you the best and make your house a place where all may wish to enter and adore you. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31

"O God, who, through Jesus Christ your Son, has saved us from ourselves, we ask you to make these lives of ours so clean and strong and inspiring that everyone who sees us may know we are sons of God, living the life of blood-bought inheritance through Jesus Christ your Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 30

"Heavenly Father, we pray you that our bodies and brains may be daily developed for Jesus Christ. Control for us all that we do today. Then, as we stand upon our feet and go from this room, may we realize that we are God's own buildings, his temples, and may we adorn these temples with beautiful character. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that you have beset us beind and before, and laid you hand upon us. With all the sincerity of our hearts this morning, we ask you to search our thoughts and know them. Remove wickedness and lead us in the way everlasting. Loving Father, may this day be wholly yours, that we may glorify your Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28

"We thank you, our God and Father, for your confidence in us. May we never dishonor your great and holy name, and may we never bring shame upon you because of our sins and disobedience. For your name's sake. Amen."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 27

"You have said, dear Lord, that the kingdom of heaven is in our midst. May we live in the realization of this fact. If heaven is to be home for us, may we make home heaven now. May we also have the joy of anticipation when we think of the eternal home before us, where so many whom we love are now with you. Amen."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26

"Our wonderful God and Creator, in the thought of you and all your works we are lost in praise and adoration. We would so gain your nature and follow your precepts that the little trying duties and irritations of every day may never retard our usefulness, nor destroy our peace. Fill our hearts with joy and admiration. For the sake of your Son our Saviour. Amen."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 25

"Almighty and eternal God, you who created the universe, in humility and holy fear we your children bow before you. You have created us in your own image. May we so receive this wonderful fact that we may glorify and enjoy you forever. Amen."

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that you are always with us when most we need you, if we will but realize and trust your presence. Help us, dear Lord, to know that temptations will come, and that the higher we go in life's responsibilities the more temptation will face us. May we live so near to you that we are protected by you at all times. In Christ's name. Amen."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23

"Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we thank you that you call us back to scenes and spots where we have met with you and gained the lesson of your love and leadership. May each of us have a Bethel to which we may return with happy memory and holy purpose. Amen."

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 22

"You great Saviour of men, we thank you for the power which you have given your servants to praise you and pray to you. May the Holy Spirit give to us hearts of gratitude and hearts of faith that prison doors may be opened, and that those in the bondage of sin may be released. Amen."

Friday, August 21, 2009

August 21

"Our loving Father, will you help us all to have the peace and joy of your heart because we love you, and may our friends know by our outward lives that God is our Stay and Comfort. We pray you that no tribulations may have any other influence upon us than to drive us back to you, and keep us near you. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20

"Help us, O God, to realize that it is better to be in prison with Christ than to be out of prison without Christ. Help us to understand that many lives have suffered for Christ's sake, and bravely and manfully trusting in Christ. May we pray more earnestly and work more faithfully for the prisoners. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. May we have power in prayer. May we take to you our physical infirmities as well as our sins, and know that you are not only a great Physician but also a mighty Saviour. Amen."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you for the victory which you do give to us as individuals when we strive alone for the right. Touch, we pray you, the spot in our lives which may reveal to us our weakness and your strength. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17

"We thank you, O God, that you are a hearer and answerer of prayer; that you are more willing to give your spirit to us than we are to give good gifts to our children. We pray for the gift of divine peace when our souls are troubled by life's anxieties. And in Christ's name we speak to you our gratitude. Amen."

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16

"Our Father who art in heaven, fill our hearts, we pray you, with joy unspeakable and full of glory, that we may have your constant presence and blessing. May we pulish glad tidings with lips of wisdom and lives of consistency. May we be your guests every time we sit at table, and walk with you along the way. Amen."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15

"Most merciful and ever-loving God, we long to live lives of service that we may relieve the opressed and lighten heavy burdens. We have been so selfish and blind that often we have depended upon the form of godliness, and denied the power thereof. May we begin to correct theis error today. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14

"O God! you who have always seen the good in men their fellows failed to see, grant us, we pray you, the same insight, that we may value the worth in men. May we look beyond their outward appearance of present motives. With the vision of faith may we see in them what you can make them. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13

"May we, our gracious God and Father, gain the simple, sweet spirit of your beloved disciple John. May companionship with you guarantee a loving fellowship with others in all our work for you day by day. May we make the Christian life attractive without being conscious of ourselves. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12

"Our Father in heaven, may we be among those who bear the sick of heart and body to you. And may we have faith to believe that you will hear and answer. May we persist in praying for and bringing to you those who know not your power, and may their indifference never deter us. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 11

"Deliver us, O God, from unscrupulous and wicked devices which seek to hide under your name. May they cease to prey upon men's souls and lives. Help us to remember that we fight against spiritual wickedness in high places. Give to your Church insight and intelligence to discern sincerity and denounce hypocricy. In Christ's name. Amen."

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10

"Almighty God, we praise you that you have the power to touch the heart and change the life. May we as your disciples use right your great power, that high and low may be one in you. In Christ's name. Amen."

August 9

"Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we thank you that you have planned and fulfilled with the unity of your Triune Being. We thank you for the fatherhood that gave, the sonship that saved, and the spiritual guidance that leads. May we, each faithful to his own task, keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Amen."

August 8

"Grant, our loving God, that we may be willing to make sacrifices for you. May no possessions of ours become debarring burdens to keep us from entrance to your kingdom. We thank you that some of the humble last here will be the exalted first there. May we be willing to forsake all for you. In Christ's name. Amen."

August 7

"Our God, infinite and unconquerable, may we honor you by fearless loyalty to truth, and fearful departure from evil. Save us from the subtle sin of covetousness. May we lay hold on eternal life and values. In Christ's name. Amen."

August 6

"We than you, our loving Lord, that your nature is a compassionate nature, that when on earth you could not rest in quiet when others about you suffered. May your Church never send from her doors the hungry multitude simply because your servants need rest. May we never be weary in well-doing. Amen."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5

"Almighty God, give us such confidence in you that we may trust you at all times. Give us such knowledge of our own weakness that we may rely on you alone. We thank you for the sympathy and love which you have in your common suffering with us. May we give this comfort to those who know you not. Amen."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4

"We are grateful that You did overcome the evil one, and that through you we may also overcome. May we, like Moses of old, endure as seeing him who is invisible. May we add to self-control patience. Help us today to overcome evil with good, until we become habitual victors. Amen."

Monday, August 3, 2009

August 3

"Our Father, may we fill our lives full of right purposes and deeds; may we follow the example of Christ in properly performing first duties. Fill the future full of blessing by fulfilling present requirements. Keep us, we pray you, from omitting the proper steps in our Christian development. In Christ's name. Amen."

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2

"O great and wonderful Creator, help us, your children, to study more reverently your laws. Teach us to work in accord with your ways, which are never spasmodic nor dilatory, but constant, quiet and forceful. We ask it in Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sundays in August

"We thank you, our Father, that Jesus Christ was his own natural self on the Sabbath as at all other times, that he allowed the ears of grain to be plucked, and healed the sick on your day, thus solemnizing it by deeds of necessity and mercy. Amen."

August 1

"Almighty God, our Father in heaven, we are grateful that your truth has always had its champions; that the very wilderness cries out when your Word is not honored in the sanctuary. We thank you that the people long for the Living Word. Raise up preachers, we pray you, who may fearlessly and zealously proclaim your truth. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31

"Most merciful and ever-loving Father, you never forget the needs of your children; and we pray that we your followers may regard your teaching. May the difficulties in our way never prove an excuse for neglecting the needy, but - relying upon you - may we use what we have with your blessing. In your name. Amen."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

July 30

"O God, you have searched us and known us. Your are acquainted with all our thoughts. Forgive us, we pray you, the unspoken sins of our hearts. Cleanse us from secret faults. May we know your power over the outward life of disease and sin and over the inward life of self, that we may find in you our help and strength. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 28

"Blessed Physician, will you not only enter our homes and hospitals with your healing and restoring power, bur enter our hearts as well, with a living, believeing faith. May we not only value your power but gain that faith which follows your word, 'Be not afraid.' Amen."

Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27

"You have bid us come to you, our loving Lord, for you have said, "Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful." Teach us the lesson of trust, and the value of peace. May we know that you are a great Deliverer, and may we take you at your word, and see the salvation of our God. For your name's sake. Amen."

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26

"Blessed Master, may our faith be that genuine practical trust which never fears or disbelieves. May we know that somehow, you will provide for us, even if we can see no source of supply. Grant to us, we pray you, a simplicity of faith which knows no murmuring, but is filled with assurance. Amen."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25

"Our great and loving Father, we thank you that life's common experiences and gifts are blessed by your presence and honored by your name. May we take you into our lives daily and feed upon you, that we may grow in diving strength and character. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 24

"Our loving Father in heaven, how constant and complete is your watchful care over all your children. May we realize that every severe trial has its compensation of security and blessing in you. May we learn to possess our souls in quietness and confidence, trusting you always. Amen."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23

"Our blessed Lord, may no desire to be great surpass our inclination to be forgiving. May we learn your spirit so that we may fulfill the law of God in your way. May we forgive as you have forgiven us, and may we do and teach your commands daily. Amen."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22

"O Lord our God, grant that we may never acquire money or influence at the price of friendship or honor. May the cry of suffering humanity never disturb the conscience of any in this home. May we know the joy of sharing life's profits with those who help us earn them. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July 21

"Our loving and merciful Father, may your gentleness make us truly great, and may your greatness make us truly humble. In your companionship may we grow like unto you, and become kind, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven us. Amen."

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20

"Our Father in heaven, we are grateful that you are a forgiving God - that you have so freely forgiven and restored your children. May we have the godly sorrow for sin that works repentance, and may our inward affection toward you be aglow. In Christ's name. Amen."

July 29

"May we, our dear Father, so live in Jesus Christ from day to day that we may be conscious of your presence and give to others life in you as well. In this world of sin and death may we be the recipients and distributors of salvation and life. And may we be willing to give ourselves as well as our means to the task. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

July 19

"Will you make us not only courageous, our loving Father, but willing to bear all our disappointments patiently. Instead of aiming to distinguish ourselves by brave work and actions, may we bear our own trials without complaint, and with paitience, ever aiming to help others in their need. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18

"We thank you, blessed Master, that we are kept by the power of God, and that you will keep that which we have committed to you. As you try our faith, may we prove worthy and valuable metal, and may we have the joy and hope of those who know whom they have believed. Amen."

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17

"Our Father who art in heaven, will you give us the true estimate of spiritual values. May eternal realities mean more than temporal. May we never love money more than truth and honor, and may we gain and use money aright for you and for our fellows. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16

"Our loving Lord, you went to the cross for us. You gave your life there. Greater love has no man than yours, for you died for us. May we show our love for you by our daily living sacrifice for you. Amen."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July 15

"O Master of the winds and waves, sleep in our bark on every troubled sea; and may the calm of your presence and power quell our fears and increase our faith. Speak to our hearts when tossed by doubts and anxieties, and may we be at peace. Amen."

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 14

"O Master of the winds and waves, sleep in our bark on every troubled sea; and may the calm of your presence and power quell our fears and increase our faith. Speak to our hearts when tossed by doubts and anxieties, and may we be at peace. Amen."

July 13

"O God, our blessed Father, may we count all human things as nothing that we may win and keep Christ. May we be found in him, wiht no righteousness of our own, save that of faith. Oh, may we attain and apprehend Jesus Christ. In his name. Amen."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12

"Dear Master, we thank you that you have said, 'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.' May we have clean hands and pure hearts. Cleanse us from secret sins. Will you help us this very day to put every evil purpose out of our hearts by filling our minds with pure and good thoughts. Amen."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11

"O God of all truth, we thank you for the example you have set us of exactness. We would be like you in accuracy and truth. Forgive our thoughtlessness, and make us careful to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, July 10, 2009

July 10

"Help us in the moment of temptation, our Father, and save us from our own sinful inclination. Fill our hearts with higher motives. May we never lose the blessed heritage of your love by yielding to self-indulgence of momentary pleasure. By your grace. Amen."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July 9

"Our heavenly Father, we praise you for what you are, and for what you are willing to be to every one of us. Reveal to each one of us the terrible influence of wrongdoing, and its present and ultimate punishment. May no one be influenced by man's wisdom when this is contrary to God's truth, and may the fear of sin and the awfulness of punishment have an influence over men, as well as the winsomeness of love. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 8

"Help us, O God, to see the true light, and to turn from the artificial light of this world. May we be among those who receive you and not among those who reject you. In Jesus' name we ask it. Amen."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7

"Unseen and eternal God, you who are silent when others speak, and who speaks when others are silent, help us use our tongues rightly to speak whey you would have us. Help us to control our lips when we are tempted to say the unkind or unnecessary word. For your name's sake. Amen."

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6

"Deliver us, O God, from the sin of selfishness. May we covet no man's gold or goods, but learn to save or share for you. May we never be more thoughtful of our own posessions than we are of yours. In Christ's name we ask it. Amen."

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sundays in July

"We pray you, O God, that we may know the laws of life and health, and regard them conscientiously, that we may not be so eager to do that we recklessly overdo. May we remember the value of resting one day with you, that we may work worthily six days for you. In the Master's name. Amen."

July 5

"We ask you , O God, for a fearless, faithful spirit day by day. May we be as zealous when away from home on vacation as when at home, to keep up our daily and morning devotions. May our times of rest be times of spiritual growth, and may nearness to nature mean nearness to God. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4

"Our fathers' God, we thank you this morning that you have been with us as a nation through all the years. We ask you to give to the United States and to the mother country, Great Britain, added sense of world responsibility in telling the story of Jesus Christ and his cross. In his name. Amen."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2

"Guard our lips, O Christ, from falsity. Keep the door of our lips. May our mouths show forth your praise by being sincere and accurate in our truth-telling. May we realize that a word spoken for effect damages the speaker as well as the hearer. Amen."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July 3

"As you have borne with us, O God, and freely and constantly forgiven us, may we forbear and forgive one another. May a charitable mind attend us at all times. May we reserve our estimate of others until we know all teh facts adn then withhold unnecessary judgment. May we see the good where others see evil. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

July 1

"Our loving Father, we thank you for your wonderful gifts to us, and more than all for the gift of your Son. Grant to us the joy of giving. May we learn the blessedness of self-denial, that your work and word may be glorified. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30

"O God of reality, save us from all pretense of religion. May we never substitute form for sincerity. Give to us the silence of worship, and utterance which is real. May we say what we mean or remain silent. In Christ's name. Amen."

Monday, June 29, 2009

June 29

"Our Father in heaven, help us to live today for you from the very outset. May every duty be a task for you in which joy and service blend. Help us to be our own genuine selves, believing in your wonderful power and trusting you in the mere incidents of life. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Sunday, June 28, 2009

June 28

"O You who gives us every good and perfect gift, teach us to pray rightly. As we bow before you may we gain the spirit of your life and learn the lessons of your love. Help us, our God, to overlook the faults of others by gaining the vision of the faultless Christ. In his name. Amen."

Saturday, June 27, 2009

June 27

"May we consider, our gracious God and Father, your infinite patience to us, and teach us the 'patience of unanswered prayer.' May we know that with you all things are possible, and,believing, may we persist in petition. May we not ask once or twice, but constantly, persistently, until we learn the power of prevailing prayer. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, June 26, 2009

June 26

"O you who are a God of action, help us to do your will day by day, and show that we love you by our Christian activity. May we never be listless hearers, but listening doers. May receiving mean responding with every one of us. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 25

"Deliver us, our Father in heaven, from pretense in any form whatever. May we never do anything in order to be considered good, but may we act because we believe in doing right. When we profess you publicly, may our acts confess you privately. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

June 24

"May we, our gracious Lord and Master, be interested in all the great efforts which are being made to meet the needs of suffering humanity. May we not err in considering charity heartless because it is sensible and systematic. Help us to meet the pressing problems of poverty with wise and constructive sympathy and help. Amen."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 23

"Dear Lord, lift us out uf ourselves today, that we may have the vision of the Unseen as our pure ideal and governing motive. May your Holy Word instruct us and your Holy Spirit guide us. In your name we ask it. Amen."

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22

"Dear, loving Father, no gift from you equals the gift of yourself. We thank you for what you are. We thank you for what you have done. But we thank you more that you give yourself so freely to us that we are not only yours, but that you are ours. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 21

"Our loving and gracious Father, as you do look into our inner lives may our character reveal our sincerity. May we esteem all else as secondary to the work you have given us to do, and may the value of your estimate minimize all other judgments. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 20

"Our just and true God, we thank you that fearless men have ever been chosen in every generation to remedy wrong. We thank you that you are speaking today to us. May we hear and heed. Faithful and firm in you may your servants today convince our age of the evil of self-indulgence and dishonesty that men may turn to righteous living. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 19

"Help us, our Master, to testify of your presence and power in a forceful and personal way. May we speak with power because we speak with conviction. Help us to walk daily with the vision of yourself before us, and thus point others to you constantly. Amen."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 18

"Our loving Lord, may we so live that you may be able to speak well of us. Within the inner realm of our lives may we be pure and true, great in the things which appeal to you, and loyal to your own truth. Amen."

June 17

"Our loving Lord, grant us your peace today. Give us your confidence and strength that we may have all needed reserve and force. If unexpected changes come, may we rely upon you for help and wisdom, that we may honor you in all things we do. Amen."

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 16

"Help us, God of the harvest, to see into the future in the days of planting. May we prepare our heart ground carefully and thoughtfully, that the wicked one may not snatch away the seed, nor the sun scorch it, nor the thorn choke it, but that our lives may be fruitful. In Christ's name. Amen."

June 15

"Give to us, O God, a sense of obedience at all times. May we be willing to answer with the child Samuel, 'Speak, Jehovah; for your servant hears,' and then may we obey you implicitly, never fearing consequences. Help us also to obey those those who are our superiors in life. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

June 14

"Gracious Lord and Master, grant that we may take the place of the humblest of your servants and break the alabaster box of love upon your feet. May we never glory in our external surroundings, but rejoice that you have given to us your mercy and forgiveness in view of our many failures and sins. Amen."

June 13

"Our loving Saviour, may our homes entertain you constantly. Will you be the guest about our table day by day. May the very rooms of our souls be filled with the odors of the precious ointment, the ointment of sacrifice, self-forgetfulness and love. Amen."

Friday, June 12, 2009

June 12

"O you who are an all-seeing God, you who are no respecter of persons, look into our hearts, and may we humble ourselves that you may counsel us. And in our prayer life may we never let vain repetition take the place of genuine petition. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June 11

"Our Father, the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we praise you for your constant presence with us. We thank you that you are with us not only as we confess you, but when we are alone in life's wilderness, and when we, like our Saviour, are severely tempted by the adversary. May we, in Christ, be worthy of your words of approval, 'In you I am well pleased.' Amen."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 10

"O You who have quieted the ambitions of men by your voice, will you speak to us. May we come down from every mount of transfiguration and privilege with your counsel ringing in our ears, and the reflections of the Face Resplendent in our faces. Amen."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 9

"May our hearts, dear Lord, break forth into song and joy in the victory of faith. May we recognize in our children your gifts, and, dedicating them to you, see their constant growth in grace and strength. Amen."

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8

"Most merciful God, our Father, may we heed your voice calling us to repentance. May neither sacrifice nor religious ceremony take the place of sorrow for sin. May our sorrow lead us farther than sorrow for sin: that we may turn from sin. Be merciful to us, O God, even as you have forgiven our sins. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Sunday, June 7, 2009

June 7

"Our Father, we thank you for the Bible-training which many of us had when we were children. May the boys and girls of today receive similar patient instruction at home and in school. Teach us as a nation and as parents God's place in the training of the mind and character. Amen."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Communion Sunday

"O merciful and loving Father, grant to us a vision of life's real values, that we may not overestimate the present, nor underestimate the future. Grant that we may never let an idle excuse hinder us from the invitation of Christ to sit with him at his table of privilege. In his name. Amen."

June 6

"May we, O God, learn to obey promptly and joyfully. May we learn to do your will without questioning. May our wills and wishes be sensitive to your Word, and may we yield instantly to duty and command. Teach us that obedience is better than sacrifice. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, June 5, 2009

June 5

"Help us, divine Leader, to spend our days in unselfish obedience. May we be fearless for truth and firm for righteousness. May we ever lose ourselves in service, and direct others to you by the pathway of our own lives. Instead of seeing and honoring us, may others see and honor Christ. Amen."

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 4

"We thank you, O God, for men of great, unselfish purpose, men known for their utter disregard of self; men of noble retirement and humility. We thank you that in such men the religion of Christ has been made strong and inspiring. May we thus live and witness for you, our Lord. Amen."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

June 3

"O God, you have told us to love you with all our hearts, and souls, and might. May we obey this command. May we never tempt you by selfish indulgence. May we find delight in obedience to your precepts in the little things of everyday life. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 2

"O Light of Life, come as the bright and morning star into our lives. Dispel our fears, and overcome our darkness as we behold you. Lead us out into the coming light of the new day, as we behold your glory. And as the day dawns, may it bring cheer, warmth and pure air, joy, sympathy and light. For your name's sake. Amen."

June Sundays

"O God of the temple, help us to enter your courts with praise. May we early gain the spirit of worship. May we never feel the obligation rather than the blessing of church attendance. Make the services reverential and inspiring, in praise, in prayer, and in preaching. We ask in Christ's name. Amen."

June 1

"Our all-wise Father in heaven, so teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. May we grow gentle and strong day by day. May we be wise enough to be silent at times, and use low tones when we speak. In Christ's name. Amen."

May 31

"Give to us, our heavenly Father, a desire to help others. We have entered upon a new day for you. As we bow before you at this family altar may we remember that there are those in the world who have not had our privileges of knowing you. If we are stronger in faith or character, may we use our strength to help those who are weak, and do it joyfully for Christ's sake, denying ourselves. Amen."

May 30

"God of wisdom and might, we pray you to make us wise unto salvation. May we sit at the feet of Christ and learn of him. May we search for wisdom as for hidden treasure. As the Christ-child grew in wisdom daily amid life's common tasks, so may we. In his name. Amen."

May 29

"In seeking to multiply your work, our loving Father, may we learn that no fruit can grow where the life is separated from you by keeping your word in our hearts. May it be our wish to know your will, and may obedience become our natural inclination because your life is within us. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 28

"O you who have been from the beginning our Creator, our Life, our Light, may we know you and receive you daily. Will you give to us the power and right to become your children. May we behold your glory, and be filled with grace and truth by your Word. Amen."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May 27

"We thank you that your throne, O God, is for ever and ever. Help us with you to love righteousness and hate iniquity. May we value your steadfast Word, and never let it slip. Help us to see Jesus. May he be crowned with glory and honor in our lives from day to day. Amen."

May 26

"Our gracious and loving Father, we are grateful that you have given to us such a wonderful illustration of self-sacrifice in Jesus Christ your Son. We thank you that he never thought of himself, but always regarded life as valuable only in so far as he could give us his own pleasures for the good of others. Teach us to be like him. We pray for his sake. Amen."

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 25

"O loving Father in heaven, you are so patient with us. We thank you for your great silences of love; we thank you that you do not reprove us at the wrong time, but win us to yourself by your mercy and quiet thoughtfulness. Help us to be patient with our fellow men, and to win them by love. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

May 24

"O Thou who ever lovest little children, we thank you that you did become a child in the person of your only Son. We thank you that he took the children in his loving arms to bless. Give to us the vision and faith of your servants of old, and bless our children from their very babyhood. Amen."

May 23

"Help us, O Father, to be true to our Lord in doing life's little things well. May we know that we are doing Christ's wish in keeping our room in order, or in studying each lesson faithfully. May we live each today as if tomorrow's success depended entirely upon it. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, May 22, 2009

May 22

"Keep our hearts and lips today, O Lord, from the judgment of others. May we watch for the little opportunities to do good to others, ever mindful that you love those who cannot repay us, and in doing for them we do for you. Amen."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

May 21

"May we, our Father, learn to do your will each day from a sense of desire prompted by your love. Teach us to look fortard to your great day when you shall come. May we take heed "what manner of persons" we ought to be, "in all holy living and godliness." May we hasten that day, and be found, ourselves, without spot or blemish. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20

"Our dear Father and our God, for the love and the faith of the past we thank you. For those who gave us to you before we could give ourselves, we thank you. May we give to our children the heritage of godliness. May we train them to prepare the way for others to know and love your Son. Amen."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May 19

"O you who hears prayer and answers in love and forgiveness, may we never lose the blessed association of your friendship through idle reason or criticism. Save us from merely seeing and hearing, but may we be among those who lead the helpless and suffering to you that they may rise and walk. Amen."

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18

"Our loving and protecting Father, we thank you for your constant care. We thank you that you walk with us into every wilderness of trial, and stand with us beside every altar. Provide for us the sacrifice, and give to us faith to claim your promises. In the name of your beloved Son. Amen."

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 17

"O Lord, our Leader, you have inspired us by the life call of humble fishermen, faithfully doing their duty. Teach us to fall before you in our very weakness. Then may we follow you with sacrifice and completeness. Make us all fishers of men. Amen."

May 16

"Our Father, we are grateful that your are impartial in your selection of disciples - that you see in a man what he may become, instead of passing him by unnoticed in his present state. May your call today lead to immediate surrender many who control the affairs of life. Amen."

Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15

"We thank you, O God, that your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and that even spiritual wickedness in high places cannot stand before you. May we advance that kingdom day by day as we overcome evil with good. May we value the prayer of our Lord and pray, 'Thy kingdom come.' Amen."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14

"May we, our God and Father, gain the spirit of David and have his confidence in prayer. May we remember your tender mercies which have been ever of old. May we, in meekness and lowliness, have your guidance and judgement, and may we be taught your way. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May13

"May we learn to remember, our loving Father, that you have not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us as we deserve. As forgiven children may we forgive as we have been forgiven, and ever be plenteous in mercy. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 12

"O you who are our loving Father, teach us, we pray you, to give our best joyfully to you. May we seek first our kingdom, and give you first place in our lives. May each day have our first and best moments for you, that we may glorify you more and more. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 11

"Almighty God our King and Host, we ask you to forgive us that so frequently we fail to heed the invitation to share with Christ your loving gifts and honors. May we appreciate the house and table of our King and Lord, and appraise aright the relative values of life and eternity. Amen."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

May 10

"We thank you, O God, that the Light of the world is Jesues Christ, that every darkened life may have that Light, that those who live in windowless houses may walk out into that Light, and that sunshine is the free gift of God. May the Light shine in to our hearts and out of our lives today. Amen."

Saturday, May 9, 2009

May 9

"O You who hears and answers prayer, we thank you that no suffering, longing heart cries to you in vain. We thank you for your sympathy and patience with us. We thank you for giving to us the joy and blessing of human gratitude, which we bring in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

Friday, May 8, 2009

May 8

"We thank you, O God, that you have opened the door of your home so wide, that you have called us your children, and that you are our Father. May we enter the door daily, that we may learn and serve, and then go out to direct and lead others to you. In Christ's name. Amen."

May 7

"Help us, Almighty God, to live with the assurance of your victory. May we never undervalue the royal kingdom of your Son. Help us to live with that great day in view - a day when all nations and people shall honor him, and call his name blessed. Enlarge our faith, we pray you. Amen."

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 6

"Almighty and blessed Master, may we turn from sin, and may we not be remiss or cowardly in callin the attention of evildoers to their errors. Raise up, we pray you, men of fearless and consecrated lives, consistent and unselfish, who may speak with the power and clearness of Elijah and Ezekiel, calling men to sanity and penitence. Amen."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 5

"Help us, most loving Father, to forgive others as you forgive us. May we forget the wrong others have dove us, and remember no longer life's stings and thrusts. May grace and glory entwine our hearts, that we may forgive others and glorify you. Amen."

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4

"O great and loving Deliverer, build us up, we pray you, in a faith that nothing can shake of disturb. May the power of your saving faith be ours, that no error of philosophy of man may ensnare or trouble us. May the world behold you and know your delivering power, that you may fill our vision and control our emotions. Amen."

May3

"O blessed Master, we know not what you may have for us to do, but we know we can trust and obey you, and that you will prepare the way and the people before us. May we cease from anxiety, and joyfully enter upon and continue the work to which you have called us. Amen."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

May Sundays

"O God of the Sabbath, may we be more careful to observe and value your day. Deliver our Christian lands from this growing disregard of your holy day. May the privilege and delight of ythe Sabbath be known, that we may give our attention on that day to the thoughts of evernal things. For Christ's sake. Amen."

May 2

"Answer, we pray you, O Lord, the prayer of your servants for more laborers. Inspire those whose lives are before them to put them into the most eneedy and ready places. May China, Korea, Africa, India and South America gain the reenforcements needed to redeem them for Christ and train up their native ministry. Amen."

Friday, May 1, 2009

May 1

"Our gracious and loving God, we pray you that the eyes of the sinning world may not be blinded by false philosophy of careless reasoning. May the sinful cease to do evil and learn to do well, knowing that the disobedient, sinning life shall not go unpunished, but that the sinner is saved through Christ. Amen."

Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30

"O You who never fail to provide for your children, we pray you that we may learn to trust you for all things. May we remember also that the power of prayer and faith depends upon strict obedience to your commands. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29

"We thank you for your greatness, O God, and that you have been seen in the gentle and loving nature of Jesus Christ, who made himself of no reputation. He took upon himself the form of a servant. We thank you for your earnest followers who have so reflected and exemplefied his life. Help us to be like them in childlike humility. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 28

"Our loving Father, we thank you that you have withheld your great truths from those who have been proud and overbearing, and revealed them to those of humble spirit. Help us, we pray you, to live so near you in the simplicity of our lives that we may gain the humility of self-sacrifice and self-effacement. For Christ's sake. Amen."

April 27

"Our gracious and loving Father, we thank you that you have given to us in your holy Word such wonderful lessons of humility. We thank you for men who knew the greatness of this world, but who knew the weakness of human nature, and who bowed before you in humility that they might have your strength. Help us to be humble, and to take everything to you in faith. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 26

"O you who are our mighty Deliverer, deliver us, we pray you from ourselves and the sins of our own hearts. As you made of David a man after your own heart, give to us forgiveness and saving grace that we may be able to break out in joyful song and gratitude for what you have done for us. We ask it in Christ's name. Amen."

April 25

"Heavenly Father, we thank you that Jesus Christ was a man subject to like passions with us. We thank you that he gave himself for us. We thank you that he is the Bread of life. May we eat of him daily, that we may grow stronger. Amen."

Friday, April 24, 2009

April 24

"O great Deliverer, free our land from the great curse of intemperance. May we all have the wisdom and the courage to take the right and safe stand upon this question. May our homes be free from the curse of this blighting evil. Save the drunkard, we pray you, and save our boys and girls from ever becoming drunkards. For Christ's sake. Amen."

- Blogger's note - I have serious reservations about this prayer, particularly the bit about "the safe stand..." This was of course written during the Temperance movement, when well meaning do-gooders managed to make drinking alchohol federally illegal via the 18th ammendment.

This prayer is however, an interesting peek into Victorian mentality. Furthermore, it can be modified to suit today's needs. Certainly imbibing has been taken too far in our culture. "May our homes be free (of drunkenness)... and save our boys and girls from ever becoming drunkards." It can also be modifed for all forms of chemical intoxication, such as drug abuse.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23

"Our God and Father, who loves all nations and peoples, we thank you that you early sent leaders out into the world field. We thank you that the self-sacrifice of your children has been the cause of their growth in grace and in knowledge of you. Save us from selfish faith, and send our sons and daughters out into your kingdom. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22

"Our loving Lord, may we be ready to suffer shame for your name's sake. May we cherish the memory of those who willingly suffered for you, and hold up with them the banner of the cross. Amen."

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 21

"Grant unto us, O God, the simple, fearless faith of Peter, the rocklike apostle. May we learn the lessons of human defeat, that we may be led to divine success. May we lead men from the prophets and teachers of old to personal contact with the living Christ. Amen."

April 20

"Our loving Father, will you help us to acknowledge you as our Father, that we may give first place to you in our lives. May we remember your promise that even those who are afflicted and limited may receive normal strength if in believing faith they will wait before you. May our faith be more intense and real. Amen."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 19

"We thank you, our God and Father, that you have given to us a realization of yourself, as we have seen Jesus Christ at times transfigured before us. May the transfiguration of Christ mean the trasformation of our lives. May we see you as a Saviour in our justification, but see you as a Sanctifier through the Holy Spirit. Amen."

April 18

"Teach us, dear Father, the blessedness of forgiveness. May we forgive not because we are compelled to forgive, but because we desire to forgive, gaining your Spirit and showing your life and love in this very forcible way. The harder is it, the more may we fight to overcome. In Christ's mane. Amen."

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17

"Almighty God, you who are all powerful, we thank you that you have given unlimited power to Jesus Christ, your Son. Grant to us a living, positive faith in him that the problems of our homes, our joys and sorrows, our sickness and health, may make up our daily conversation with you in prayer. And yours be the praise. Amen."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16

"O God, our Father in heaven, when we relize how much you have forgiven us, we wonder that we can ever hold an unforgiving spirit toward those wh have wronged us. May we always, when we pray the Lord's Prayer, remember the clause of forgiveness. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 15

"We thank you, our blessed Lord, that in the early days of the apostles, when struggle and difficulty arose, you gave yourself so freely to men, and that today also you give yourself to us. We thank you that you teach us lessons of omnipresence; that you are not only the all-knowing and all-powerful God, but that through the Holy Spirit you are ever present with us, to bless us. Amen."

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 14

"Our Father in heaven, may we value aright the wealth of contentment and sunshine and health. May the peace of God within our hearts prompt us to give to others from that which you have given us. May we share life's blessings as we spend our time in using as well as accumulating. May we find happiness in ordinary duty. Amen."

April 13

"Our loving Father, may your Church have on heart and soul as your people hold individual possessions as general trusts. May we see in another's lack our chance and privilege; gaining daily the joy of self-denial and sacrifice. Amen."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Day

"We thank you, dear Master, for your victory over death. Give to us the constant victory of the resurrection truth, that we may not live in dread of death, but in anticipation of eternal life. And may we think our loved ones gone as victors. For your name's sake. Amen."

Easter Day

"Our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, inspire us with yourself and fill us with your Spirit. May the resurrection in all its reality be ours this Easter Day. May death and sin be forgotten as we enjoy and exult in your life and love. May our hearts praise you today as we let you inspire and control us. Amen."

Easter Day

"Our risen Lord and Master, we have entered upon the celebration of the greatest day of all history. Sin and death, weakness and suffering, darkness and pain, have forever been cast into the seas of the past, and the Lord of life and love and victory has called us into friendship with himself. May we live the resurrection truth as we live your life always. Amen."

Easter Day

"Our blessed Master, who did come from the tomb and bring the joy of the resurrection to mankind, help us to rise above our sins even as we have risen with you. Help those who are still entombed in sin to come to the liberty and light of yourself. May men face their duties in the new hope of your risen live. Amen."

April 12

"Our heavenly Father, teach us to be humble, gentle, quiet, patient and forgiving. May we look beyond the faults of others to their virtues. May we aim to help them overcome rather than try to overcome them for our own justification. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11

"O you who are ever the Good Samaritan, may we learn your secret and follow your example. May no demand of professionalism or duty of form incline us to pass by the man or woman who needs help. May we be good Samaritans every day as we walk our accustomed highways, and so may we lead others to you. Amen."

Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10

"O loving One who is our Father and our Saviour, fill us, we pray you, with the Spirit of Christ, that we may learn how to do these very things he teaches us. May we make our enemies our friends by making them your friends first. May they see you in our attitude and life, and take knowledge of us that we have been with you. Amen."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9

"Our loving God, we pray you that we may not overvalue the possessions of life here and undervalue eternal life and welfare. May we be willing to follow you, whatever the cost. May we realize that present possession is limited, and eternal inheritance without limit. Love us not only for what we are, bur for what we are willing to give up. In Christ's name. Amen."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 8

"To you we bow the knee, our Father in heaven, and ask that you would grant us, according to your inexhaustible riches, that we may be supplied with all your varied and gracious gifts. May we be so rooted and grounded in love that we may attain your hight and view the length and breadth of your kingdom; and may we hasten its coming. Amen."

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 7

"Our gracious, loving Father, we thank you for a faith which is dependent upon your grace and your strength. May it make us joyful in your service every day. May we trust you as little children trust those whom they love. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 6

"We thank you, O Lord, that you have made such wonderful provision through Jesus Christ, your Son, for our weaknesses and for our sins. You have given to us the free gift of grace. May we accept the gift with belief and conviction, knowing that you are able to do through us that which we could never do ourselves. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

April 5

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you that you are a victorious leader, and that we are begotten of you. It is wonderful to know that the sons of such a Father must overcome the world. May we have the faith that gives us assurance in the little things of everyday life, home, school and business. Amen."

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 4

"Almighty God, our Father in heaven, we thank you that you are the victor over unrighteousness. May we relize that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. May we be able to say, "In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us," and may our daily lives show victory in little things. In Jesus' name. Amen."

April 3

"Help us, O God, to depend upon you in our moments of trial and perplexity. May we look with joy and faith into all life's experiences, realizing that patience and well-doing, belief and confidence in you, will enable us to do sucessful and complete work. Amen."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2

"We thank you, our God and Father, for the infinite source of riches in you. We thank you that you can supply all our need. May those who are at ease in Zion arouse themselves to the world's need and suffering, realizing that all gifts of life are from you, and that the gift of wealth implies the responsibility of benevolence. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April 1

"Help us today, dear Lord, to be willing to give us something we want to do, that we may help others who are weak. As we know that small vices of the great become the great vices of the small, so may we also realize that the little weaknesses of Christians lead to the great evils of those far gone in sin. Amen."

Sundays in April

"Almighty and most merciful God, forgive us as individuals and as a nation for breaking the command to keep holy the Sabbath day. Deliver us, we pray thee, from a careless disregard of the Sabbath. May we do our part to restore the day to its proper place in our home and national life. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Monday, March 30, 2009

March 31

"Dear, loving Father, we pray for those who bow down to gods of wood and stone, of silver and gold. Show them their error before their lives become hardened and fixed. May the nations who do not know our Savior hear his blessed words of invitation, and trust him for salvation. In his name. Amen."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 30

"Our loving God, may we, too, live the life of the righteous. May we never forget you, but do your will this and every day. When others curse you and your chosen ones, may we bless and honor you, but with all sincerity and truth. In Christ's name. Amen."

March 29

"Eternal Father, may we never be led by your enemies to points at variance with your view of duty and truth. No matter what the occasion ofr place, may we ever bless and glofrify your name and work. Make us ready at all times to give a reason for the hope that is ours. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Friday, March 27, 2009

March 28

"Gracious God, our loving Father in heaven, we pray you that none of us may willingly hear your word and fail to act. Deliver us, we pray you, from eyes and ears that have grown dull or intellect that has grown careless. May we be alert to hear and do your will day by day. For Christ's sake. Amen."

March 27

"Dear Father, we ask for careful lives. May this day be full of thoughtfulness. May we constantly remember all you have done for us, and be true and sincere in our faithfulness to you. Forgive our sins, in Christ. Amen."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 26

"Our gracious and loving Father, you who did save your children Israel from the cruel hand of Egypt's king, grant to us confidence in your present power to save us from the forces and leaders of evil. May we not only trust you, but give to your leaders that confidence and loyalty which may mean advance and victory for you and your coming kingdom. In Jesus' name. Amen."

March 25

"Ever-wise and all-knowing God, may we wait before you and learn the secret of your love and power and the grace of your love. May we be known as among those who have been with Jesus your Son, and have learned of him. May the world learn to know you by the simplicity and beauty of our daily living. In Christ's name. Amen."

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 24

"Blessed and loving Master, satisfy our longing souls with yourself, the living Bread. Will you come to us and fill us with yourself that we may be satisfied. As you did fill the life of Peter and John and Paul, so that they were filled with strength and peace and joy, so come into our hearts, we pray you, that we may live the healthful Christian Life. Amen."

March 23

"Infinite and eternal God, our heavenly Father, may our doubts be scattered by the courage and promptness of our obedience. May our boys and girls learn to be obedient and prompt, that relative sins and preplexities may flee. May we know that you will never leave those whom you have chosen. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, March 21, 2009

March 22

"Most holy and loving Father, praise and honor wait for you. Those who trust you learn your power, and those who know they are forgiven long to show forth your love to others. May we fully trust you to bless and strengthen us to do your will. Amen."

March 21

"Ever-blessed and loving Lord, we pray you that we may be worthy of the praise by the faithful discharge of our duties. May we not wait for special occasions, but regularly within our own homes and at our accustomend tasks, may we so live that others may be drawn to Christ and learn your way. Amen."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 20

"Cleanse us, O God, from secret sins. May they never have dominion over us. May our lips never utter what in our souls we do not believe and what our lives do not exemplify. May the subtlety of sin never deceive us, but may the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be acceptable in your sight. Amen."

March 19

"Our blessed Lord and Master, teach us your will, but give us first of all a longing to do your will. May we learn the joy of giving up self for you. May the love of Christ give to us that unselfish and earnest wish to do, and do only, the will of God. Question for us our every act, and see if it be subject to your will. Amen."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 18

"Our God and Father, we pray you to help us on our onward march to omit complaint and fault-finding. May we know that you have planned our march for us, and will heal the waters for us. May we know that every bitter stream has just before it the sweet wells of Elim. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen."

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 17

"Almighty and eternal God, we praise you for your providence and faithfulness. Every morning and every evening your mercies are new and constant. May we be grateful every day for your returning gifts, and may we never be so wearied and worried that we fail to show our gratitude by our cheerfulness and love. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

March 16

"May we, most loving Father, accept your gifts freely and gladly without fear or frown. May we be satisfied with what you do provide, overcoming our whims and fancies by turning our thoughts away from self-indulgence to the doing of your will daily. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 15

"Eternal Father, strong to save, give to us the world-wide vision of your saving grace. Open the eyes of your great Church universal to the opportunity of the hour, and may the lands of the far East have our help in this their time of need. For Jesus' sake. Amen."