Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 28

"May we know, our loving Father, that if we love you we must love one another in Christ. Give to us the confidence of each other, as we pray for and work with each other. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Friday, November 27, 2009

November 27

"O loving God, forgive us for grieving you through all htese years. Save us, we pray you, from the sins that sadden you and those who live near to you. May we put away every sin, and no longer bring grief to him who in Gethsemane broke his heart for the sins of the whole world. For his sake. Amen."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Our heavenly Father, we thank you that you have dealt so bountifully and beautifully with your children. No good thing do you withhold from them who walk uprightly. As our whole nation and the nations of the earth enjoy your gracious gifts, may we understand you loving-kindness. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Thanksgiving Day

"Almighty and eternal God, we thank you for your sure and constant laws, upon which we depend. With reverence and holy fear we bow before you, this Thanksgiving Day, and pray that we may ever honor and obey your just commands. For your blessed name's sake. Amen."

November 26

"Our Father in heaven, help us, we pray you, to put off the sins of inclination and habit. May our hearts be filled with pure thoughts and our days be filled with kind deeds. May sinful tendencies die within us. May we be kept from sin as we are kept for you. Amen."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25

"Our loving Father, we thank you that you are mindful of us in our weakness and helplessness, that you have placed your sign of loving covenant in the heavens, and that you show the beauty of your light when storms make dim life's sky. May we keep our part of the covenant. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

November 24

"May we, our eternal God and Fahter, share your gifts with others. Send us out into life's highways and byways to find and lead to you the lonely and neglected. May we make salvation a living activity rather than a mere dying confidence. For your name's sake. Amen."

Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23

"Dear Lord, we do love you; help us to show it. May we so speak forth our appreciation in the little things of everyday life, in the home, at school, everywhere we go, that our companions also may value you because of our honest expression of thanks. Amen."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22

"Hasten that day, O God, when the kingdoms of this world shall become yours; when the nations shall acknowledge you, and honor you with their men and means. May we believe your promise and fulfull our part in the covenant of the faithful. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 21

"Our gracious and loving Father, may we yield our wills so completely to you that self-will may become self-sacrifice. May we use our strength today to give a better chance to some one who is in trouble. May our friends realize that our friendship cannot be marred or injured by petty things. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, November 20, 2009

November 20

"Help us, our Father, to be true to you at all times, and to keep the covenant which we have made wiht you. May we remember that we have consecrated our lives to you, and may every one of us seek to do his full part in loyalty to the covenant which he has made with you. May we keep so near you that we cannot break the covenant. In Christ's name. Amen."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 19

"O Saviour, we thank you that you are our Priest and King; that you have given yourself to and for us that we might give ourselves to you. May we not only give you your rightful tenth, but all that we have beyond that, showing our love by our overflow of giving. Amen."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that the very sins of our hearts which you despise are capable of your loving forgiveness, if we truly repent. We thank you that you see in us a development which transforms wicked inclination into righteous purpose. Destroy, we pray you, the selfishness in us which tempts us to deceive. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 17

"O infinite and resourceful God, we praise you for all your saints who from their labors rest. We thank you for their faith, courage, and example. May we spend our lives in service like theirs, and may we never waver in hours of temptation. Give us their secret for victory, teach us to look unto Jesus for strength. For his sake. Amen."

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16

"Our blessed Lord, may we ever press forward, forgetting the things which are behind. May we place no dependence on a godly heritage or on honored parentage but, grateful for past blessings, may we reach out to attain to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Amen."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 15

"We thank you, our God and Father, that joyful victory results from the faith of those who trust you. May we ever look to you for wisdom. May we ever endure because we trust you, and may our lives each and every day reveal to others the great source of power in you and your dear Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14

"Blessed Lord and Master, incline our hearts to yield more readily to you and your divine teaching. May we learn to trust you more as we learn to love you more. May the victory of faith mean victory over our sins day by day. Amen."

Friday, November 13, 2009

November 13

"May we, our loving Father, walk with you from day to day. May we obey your commands, nothing doubting. May we follow every precept, believing that all is a part of your perfect plan. Let us enter the ark of safety today that we may be able to live these lives of ours rightly, unharmed by the storm without. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November 12

"Almighty and everlasting God, we praise you that you have called us into being, and given to us the responsibility of serving. Help us to live the kind of life you planned for us. As you have made us the crown of your creation, may we live worthy lives, and bring honor to your great name. Amen."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11

"Most merciful and loving God, we pray you that we may realize the awfulness of sin. May every one of us flee from evil and from sin, knowing that the part of courage is to hasten from wickedness and sin. Save us today from yielding to the first temptation of wrong. May we stop before we begin to sin. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 10

"Help us, our Father, to follow you wherever you lead us. May each one of us know that you have a plan for our lives. May we never be satisfied by doing our own will, but may we seek yours. May each one in this family circle today know what it is to have the joy of doing the will of God in life's simple, humble, daily duties. Amen."

Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9

"O you who are the Godof our fathers, help us today to live above the temptations which come so naturally to all. Help us to be among those who overcome self and self-indulgence, that we may not sell our birthright. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November 8

"Our loving and ever-gracious Father, we thank you for illustrations of men who have been willing to deny themselves their own rights that they might show others that they were following you. Instead of developing the spirit of self-assertiveness, may we gain the peaceful spirit of quiet, diligent submission. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7

"O God, wilt you help us as Christian parents ever to set the right example before our children. May we never be so zealous for their success in temporal things that we undervalue the training which gives them righteous character. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, November 6, 2009

November 6

"Our blessed Master, we pray that none of us may allow the evil inclinations and tendencies of our own hearts to get the better of us. May we overcome them by loving deeds and self-forgetfulness. If some one wrong us today, help us to return his evil deed by a kindness to him. Amen."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 15

"We thank you, our God and Father, that joyful victory results from the faith of those who trust you. May we ever look to you for wisdom. May we ever endure because we trust you, and may our lives each and every day reveal to others the great source of power in you and your dear Son, our Saviour. Amen."

November 5

"Help us, our Father in heaven, to give to you regularly and systematically from that which you have given to us. May we give at least a tenth of our income to you, not because we desire a blessing, but because we wish to honor you. May the Church of Christ throughout the world learn the value of honoring you by its gifts. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4

"Ever-constant and faithful Father, we thank you that when we trust you your way becomes our way, and our way becomes yours. No matter how hard or long the journey, no matter how strange and unknown the work before us, may we understand that you are always planning our lives. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 3

"Dear loving Father, we thank you that you have so freely and wonderfully forgiven us. Who of us is worthy of serving you or of following in your footsteps? Yet you have freely and fully forgiven us, and restored unto us the joy of the Lord. Help us to live for others, and to bear another's burden day by day. Amen."

Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2

"Our heavenly Father, help us, we pray you, to live so near you that we may never yield to the quick temptations of life which always seize us when we are weak, and seek to conquer us at our weakest point. May we value the blessing of life too much to be swerved from our purpose by momentary temptation. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November 1

"Eternal Father, you who have taught us the reality of righteousness, who always speak to us with plain and truthful utterance, give us like devotion to truth. May we never misrepresent anything in the service of your Church. Deliver us from cant and all hypocrisy. We ask in Jesus' name. Amen."