Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 28

"Almighty God, our Father in heaven, we thank you that we do not walk alone, for we walk a path which you have walked. We thank you that your path means that you are familiar with our ways, for you have gone the way before. Help us to keep in the path that you have make and never turn aside. Amen."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

February 27

"Dear Father, may each day be filled with its own quiet, honest efforts to do our own duty well. May we preach Christ as we perform our ordinary tasks day be day, and may we advance your kingdom by living the Christ life in the little things which are seen by few. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, February 26, 2010

February 26

"We ask you, our Father, for the power to do our best each day in your great vinyard of life. May we never postpone till romorrow the duty of today. May we never be so busy doing the things we want to do that we have no time to do the things we ought to do. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25

"Our blessed Lord ad Master, we would gain that vision of yourself which illuminates life's pathway and reveals the hidden and treacherous dangers. Grant to us today light to see and reflect, that we may walk aright and send rays of light to others. Amen."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24

"May we, our Father, learn to discern you in every place, and at every step in life. May the experience of those who attain through suffering teach us to value what we have had so freely bestowed upon us. May the little incedents of this day reveal you. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 23

"May we, our Father in heaven, ever value the great blessing of your presence. May the knowledge of the historic Christ never take from us the reality of the present, living Christ, and may we know that even now you live to intercede for us. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22

"Almighty and all-loving God, we thank you for the example and inspiration of holy men who have gone before us. May their faith and courage inspire us to nobler deeds and firmer resolves. May we do our part in our day as we hold in memory those who did their part for you in theirs. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 21

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you that you have given to us the sense of right in the life of Christ your Son. We pray you that wicked men may see their own lives in their wretchedness and horror, and turn to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world. Amen."

Saturday, February 20, 2010

February 20

"Our loving Lord, we thank you that you were a man, subject to like passions with us; that in all points you were tempted as we are. We thank you that you can give us control over our appetites, that whatsoever we eat or drink, we may do all to the glory of God. Amen."

Friday, February 19, 2010

February 19

"Most loving and gracious Father, we thank you that you have given to us the life and example of Jesus Christ, your Son. In him we see the creed and life we would follow. We thank you that the testimony of all those who have seen and known him is firm and convincing. May we, too, know whom we have believed. In his name. Amen."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18

"Our just and gracious God, we are grateful for your fairness and your truth. May we never be influenced by the cries prejudices of men, but by the direction of a clear and positive conscience. Deliver us, we pray you, from the vacillations of pride of popular favor, and establish our faith in you. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 17

"Our blessed Lord, we would be among that multitude who follow you gladly, affirming your sonship and salvation. Help us today to live the answer of faith to questioning hearts. May others know you and believe in you because we witness to the truth, as our lives testify of you. Amen."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February 16

"O You who were wounded for our sins and bruised for our iniquities, we would bow before you at this morning hour to worship and adore. We have each one of us gone astray, like lost sheep, but we thank you from our hearts that you have found and brought us back. Keep us in the fold. Amen."

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 15

"Eternal and ever-present God, we humble kneel before you to ask that Jesus Christ your Son may join us in our walk today. May each step be an onward step, led by him. May our hearts respond and glow as we listen to his words and gain his spirit, and as we recognize you will you not depart, but abide. Amen."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February 14

"Early in our lives, dear Lord, may we learn to deny ourselves for you. May nothing which we value in earthly gifts and possessions keep us from following you day by day. Save your Church from the love of money by filling it with the love of God, that we may all know that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Amen."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

February 13

"Dear Father, may we be willing to give up that which we hold dear that we may attain to the highest in you. May selfishness die that Christ may arise in our lives. Help us today to give up, in order that we may give out, to deny ourselves that we may be able to give to others in your name. Amen."

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12

"Help us, our heavenly Father, to live in your presence. May we take time to separate ourselves from the affairs of this life, and even from our companions, that we may be alone with you. May we reflect as a mirror the glory of the Lord. We ask it in Christ's name. Amen."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 11

'Lead us, we pray, our loving Lord, away from the scenes and words of this world into the place of height and quiet where we may see and hear thee. May we see "Jesus only," and hear thee alone, that we may go down into life's need, and help and save and transform. Amen.'

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February 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."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February 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."

Monday, February 8, 2010

February 8

"Eternal and omnipotent God, we realize the greatness of your power, not only in your wonderful love, but in your judgement of sin. We pray you that we may be among those who are saved from wrongdoing. Will you provide the ark of safety for those who are now in danger. We ask this in the Saviour's name. Amen."

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February 7

"Our blessed and loving Father, give to us, we pray you, the knowledge of the awfulness of sin. Teach us how that those who live today in apparent quietness as the results of sin live to-morrow in dire destruction and wickedness. Save us from evil, and may we overcome it with good. Amen."

(Blogger's note: this not only applies to those sinners who go unpunished for a time, but to those who remain silent as to sin. There's a saying, I think, to the effect of: "Those who remain silent to sin become accomplices to it.")

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sundays - February

"Our great God and loving Father, may we estimate your day with the sacred value you have given to it, and prepare for its temporal needs beforehand. May we remember that this rule of preparation applies to those in our households as well as to us, and may our servants see and know that we honor your holy day. In Christ's name. Amen."

February 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."

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5

"Our gracious God and loving Father, we thank you that the blood of Christ your Son cleanses us from all sin. We thank you that just as ancient Israel brought the lamb as a sacrifice to the altar to receive forgiveness at the hands of the priest, so Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, has offered his own life that our sins might be eternally forgiven. Amen."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4

"O God, we praise you for your power to accomplish all you undertake. We praise you that your spoken word never fails. May we claim and appreciate your promise without fear or doubt, and may we, too, be known as the friends of God. Amen."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3

"Deliver us, our God, from the dangers of running before you. May we with patience await the apparently impossible at your hand. Save us from the sorrows and anguish of making amends for our sins of faithlessness and impatience. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2

"Everlasting and eternal Father, may we honor you with a faith and confidence like that of your servants of old. Establish, we pray you, your eternal covenant with us that we may live for you, and give to our children the blessing of a godly heritage. May we in our daily walk be all that you can approve. For the Saviour's sake. Amen."

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1

"May the knowledge of your confidence in us increase our faith in you, O God. May we believe you, even if the fog and sunlight of our day are striving for mastery. May we trust you for the unknown future of our children. In Jesus' name. Amen."