Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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."
"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
Thursday, May 21, 2009
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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."