Saturday, October 31, 2009
"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."
"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
"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."
"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
"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
Monday, October 26, 2009
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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."
"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."
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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
"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."