Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31

"Our loving Lord, we ask your forgiveness for our many complaints and our discontent. May we learn to accept all your gifts with gratitude and joy, never worrying about past errors nor apprehending future experiences. May we gain a quiet, happy spirit, that our lives may reflect your own joy. Amen."

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30

"Our God and Father, we would commit into your hands our future, both in plan and in daily duty. We would not stop nor advance save as you do lead us. May we ever be watchful and ready, and never allow impatience nor petulance to hasten us beyond your direction. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29

"Our blessed Lord, teach us to pray. May we have that hunger and thirst after righteousness which may voice for us our true and strong petitions. O Master, may we learn from you the meaning and power of prayer, and gain from you the lessons of humility and devotion. Amen."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28

"Teach men, O God, the awful reality of punishment. May we turn from our sinful way, knowing that 'the soul that sins, it shall die.' Save the cities of our land from the awful curse of sin and its human destruction. Deliver our cities from allowing greed and vice to make and regulate law. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27

"Dear Lord and Master, will you take dominion over us that we may live to do your will. May the desires and lusts of our sinful lives have no influence or control over us, but may we live in and by your Spirit this and every day, for Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26

"Our loving God, we your humble children thank you for your forgiveness and your love. Conscious of our own weakness and failure, we prize the more your great sacrifice and grace. May we tell the story of your grace to those who are hopeless without you, and thus save them and those dear to them, for Christ's sake. Amen."

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25

"O You who are mighty to save, may we never judge others, nor spend our time in planning punishment for evildoers. May we overcome evil with good. Fit each of us to fulfill life's common daily duties. May this quiet service of prayer in the home this morning fit us for all the day, and help us for the days to come. Amen."

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24

"Almighty God, our Father in heaven, we thank you that you have been the God of our fathers, and that in past generations you have proved yourself constant and sure in all your promises. Help us to obey you exactly and promptly. In our Saviour's name. Amen."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 23

"Blessed Master, your laws are not grievous not your commands hard. May we think more seriously on your commandments. May we note the influence of your life and love upon those lives and homes where you are honored and your laws followed. Amen."

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22

"O God of Israel, be our God! May we serve and obey you with all our hearts. May our obedience to you show itself in our actions with those around us, and may your name be glorified by all our words and works. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21

"Our blessed Lord, you who have given up your all for us, may we freely and willingly deny ourselves the things which may tempt and injure others. May we desire to do only those things which are without question. Amen."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20

"O you who are the great Deliverer of the souls of men, save us from the sins which rob us of our true, best selves. Bind us, we pray you, so closely to yourself that we may feel the power of your control, and may learn to be able to do your will at all times and in all places. This we ask in Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19

"Our loving Father, may we be pure and true, without the corruption of falsity which comes through self-indulgence and sin. May we reconsider and judge without prejudice the personal habits which have proved disastrous to others. Help us to dislodge from our lives the habits which we find it necessary to defend. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 18

"Dear Lord, we realize that no weakness we have is more prevalent than our carelessness. We mean to watch, but our eyes either become heavy or wander to the scenes which attract and allure. May we have a definite object each day, and give ourselves unremittingly to guard it. Amen."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17

"Our Saviour and Elder Brother, may we keep ever before us your life which so constantly and joyfully was an expression of self-denial. May we never be off our guard, but mindful of the weaknesses of our fellow men. May our example today help others toward you. Amen."

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16

"Eternal Father, you who control all your universe by your laws and will, help us by your strength that we may work out your plan in our lives. May we never let our inclinations or our appetites unfit us for conquest for you. May we never be cast aside by you because we have let our bodies conquer us. In Jesus' name we ask it. Amen."

Friday, January 15, 2010

January 15

"Our loving Father, into your hands we would commit our lives, now and always. May we live the life of nearness to yourself, as did Moses your servant. May we live with the face of Christ before us until we are transformed into your likeness and reflect in our daily lives your glory. For his sake. Amen."

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14

"O great and infinite God, may we never allow the mistakes and errors of the past to weaken our influence over others in directing them to you and your work. May we charge those who follow us with your teaching, may we encourage them by our confidence, and may we strengthen them by your Spirit in the inner man. Amen."

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13

"May we, our heavenly Father, remain constantly in the attitude of listeners! May we hear, heed, and do your bidding day by day. May our wisdom as a nation impress other nations that we aim to do your will. May we take heed to our own souls and keep them diligently. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January 12

"Our Father, who has the riches of glory, we humbly pray you that our hearts may be fixed upon the eternal values rather than upon gold. May we be rich toward God and wealthy in loving-kindness to our fellow men. Break down the idols of selfishness and avarice. May we value wealth only as we may use it for you. Amen."

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11

"O almighty One, who has never been conquered, we ask your help against the enemy of our souls. May we not only resist him in open conflict, but in the hidden places of our hearts. May no sinful pleasure become an idol in our lives, but may all sinful indulgences be overcome by our zeal and loyalty to you. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10

"Eternal God, our Father, we praise you for your great deliverances, and for your atoning love. May we ever hold in sacred memory those forms of worship which call to our remembrance your forgiveness and love, and gain the blessing which results. In Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

January 9

"Our loving Father, may our hearts be responsive to your invitation, and may we open the door to let you in. When temptation assails may we realize how near you are, and bid you come in. When impatience and anger are within may we bid you enter, and by your presence drive them out. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8

"Our loving Redeemer and our Lord, may we ever cherish your wonderful sacrifice and love. May our conscience reprove us quickly if we ever disregard or undervalue your precious blood shed on Calvary for us. Amen."

Thursday, January 7, 2010

January 7

"O you who are the God of all nations, may we grasp the meaning of your infinite love and sacrifice. May the all-sufficient blood of Christ avail to the saving of the world because the world believes. May we give the world this knowledge. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6

"Blessed and pure Master, show us your purity that with pure eyes we may see you. Save our cities, we pray you, from the awful spread of crime and immorality. May those who ruin life perish before they bring upon themselves greater condemnation, but save them if it be your will, for Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5

"Almighty God, you who will not allow evil to control and rule, turn the hearts of wicked men to you, and touch them by your loving Spirit. May we believe that you are able to save to the uttermost, and may we work and pray more patiently for the salvation of the lost. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Monday, January 4, 2010

January 4

"Grant to us, our loving heavenly Father, a self-control which is sure and steadfast because it is centered in you. Save us fromever yielding to temptation, and keep us pure and true. Amen."

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January 3

"Eternal Hearer and Answerer of prayer, may we no longer err by many meaningless words, but in quietness and confidence may we possess our souls in every time of need or trouble. Many, many times throughout this New Year will you please speak to us, that we may be clear in spiritual vision and humble in life. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Communion Sunday

"O loving Saviour, may we see you in all your loving sacrifice whenever we partake of your Supper. May our eyes be holden that we cannot see the world about us, and may we see you even as of old, and hear your voice bidding each one eat with you. For your name's sake. Amen."

Communion Sunday

"O merciful and loving Father, grant to us a vision of life's real values, that we may not overestimate the present, nor underestimate the future. Grant that we may never let an idle excuse hinder us from the invitation of Christ to sit with him at his table of privilege. In his name. Amen."

January 2

"Our blessed Father in heaven, how can we thank you for your manifold love and thoughtfulness? Help us this second day of this New Year to renew again our vows of devotion to you, and may we believe in your constant providence and leadership. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Friday, January 1, 2010

For Medical Missions

"We thank you, O God, that you have granted the gift of healing to the nations, in the skill and wisdom of those who love and serve you. We thank you for the influence of the medical missionaries. We pray for physicians the world over, that they may be your disciples. In Christ's name. Amen."

A Prayer for Peace and Unity

"Our Lord, we pray that day by day the Holy Spirit may speak to us the truth that we may realize that all men are loved by God, and that we should help them all. We pray that all divisions among men may cease; that cooperation may mean coordination of forces; that all bitterness and wrath, all jealousy and envy, may depart forever from our lives. Amen."

January 1

"Dear loving Master, we ask you that all of us may keep througgout the coming year the childlike spirit which you had when you were here upon the earth. Amid all life's controversies and difficulties may we set aside our worldly amnitions as we call the Child's life into our midst and learn from him. Amen."

December 31

"Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, we praise you and adore you, as we worship together this closing day of the old year. We cannot search your understanding, but we can trust and love you. We thank you that you faint not, neither are you weary. Fit us today aright for the New Year in the Master's name. Amen."

December 30

"Eternal God, will you indeed teach us to number our days aright. Will you establish us by your power, that our works may be steadfast and permanent. May we, turning with our hearts to you, care less for the fleeting things of the day and hour, and value those things which remain in character and truth! For Christ's sake. Amen."