Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
Thursday, September 17, 2009
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."