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."