Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"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."
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"Almighty God, you who are all powerful, grant to us, we pray you, believeing hearts and lives of positive force. May we never injure your cause by failing to affirm our belief. May we never be counted among you enemies because we do not stand among your friends. In our Saviour's name. Amen."
"O you who are our Father in heaven, may we never willfully turn from you or disbelieve your truth. Take all malice, bitterness and hatred from our lives. May we gain the simple, childlike spirit which trusts and believes, even if it cannot understand. Keep our lives sweet, that our faith may be strong. We ask it in Christ's name. Amen."
"Dear Lord, may we see you day by day in the life of little things - not only in the lily of the valley and the violet, but in the common task of home-duty; in the ordinary experience of necessity. Help us to see you in the resurrection of dead monotonies. Amen."
Monday, March 9, 2009
"Blessed Master, may our lives and personalities prepare men and women to be in the attitude of attention and response to the truth. May we imporess those who see us and hear us with the intense earnestness and vital reality of our faith, and may they look and listen to us that they may see and hear you. Amen."
"We thank you, our loving Lord, that you do lead men's hearts to love you; that we become fellow citizens in you. May your Church learn this true democracy, and find in you one Lord and God whom all may serve and love together. For your name's sake. Amen."
Saturday, March 7, 2009
"Blessed Lord, you have used all kinds of men and women to do your work and show your power. May we become worthy of such discipleship by following their example in leading others directly to you. Will you show sinners that no philosophy nor argument can answer the soul's need, and may they see you as you are. Amen."
"Give to us, our God, a larger view of your kingdom and your work. May we hear your command, "Go you into all the world," and have the peace of your presence always with us. May we meet our own doubts as you did meet those of your disciples, with the definite command of large, world-wide duty. In Christ's name. Amen."
Thursday, March 5, 2009
"Our loving and merciful Lord, may we go out of our way to do deeds of love and kindness to others. May those who have never known you take notice of you through the unselfish and gracious mercy of your followers, and may we all be on the lookout every day for those who need our help. Amen."
"Dear loving Father, we pray that we may always have compassion in our hearts. We need your Spirit that we may be of use to its mulitudes who are all about us constantly. Help us to see how the impossible may be attained through your power and presence. We ask fou your sake. Amen."
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
"Our Father in heaven, we pray you that we may be kept from making foolish and wicked promises. Give us wisdom and strength to break from all companions who prompt us to do evil, or who tempt us to make sunful promises. In Jesus' name. Amen."
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
"Almighty and ever-blessed God, our hearts cry out to you that in sending the gospel story to the nations of the earth our own Christian nations may not disregard and disobey the laws. May we remember you, your day, your Word, your sanctuary, the home, and honest, pure and kindly life. Amen."
Sunday, March 1, 2009
"Our heavenly Father, we thank you that you are always willing to reveal yourself to those who are willing listeners. We thank you that your word does not return to you void. Keep us, we pray you, from careless and thoughtless lives, that we may have ears to hear your message constantly. Amen."
"Almighty and eternal God, you who are the only true God, grant to us, your children, hearts always in tune with you. May it be our constant joy to do your will, with all our hearts. May we learn to love you more as we follow your comands. Keep us so near you that we may not be influenced by other companions. For Christ's sake. Amen."
"Help us, O Lord of the Sabbath, to gain a spirit of genuine worship and helpfulness. May we destroy the critical spirit within us by fostering the helpful and sympathetic outlook. May mercy and compassion control our motives that we may fill each Lord's day with deeds of worship and praise. Amen."