Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30

"O God of reality, save us from all pretense of religion. May we never substitute form for sincerity. Give to us the silence of worship, and utterance which is real. May we say what we mean or remain silent. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 29

"Our Father in heaven, help us to live today for you from the very outset. May every duty be a task for you in which joy and service blend. Help us to be our own genuine selves, believing in your wonderful power and trusting you in the mere incidents of life. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27

"May we consider, our gracious God and Father, your infinite patience to us, and teach us the 'patience of unanswered prayer.' May we know that with you all things are possible, and,believing, may we persist in petition. May we not ask once or twice, but constantly, persistently, until we learn the power of prevailing prayer. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 26

"O you who are a God of action, help us to do your will day by day, and show that we love you by our Christian activity. May we never be listless hearers, but listening doers. May receiving mean responding with every one of us. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25

"Deliver us, our Father in heaven, from pretense in any form whatever. May we never do anything in order to be considered good, but may we act because we believe in doing right. When we profess you publicly, may our acts confess you privately. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24

"May we, our gracious Lord and Master, be interested in all the great efforts which are being made to meet the needs of suffering humanity. May we not err in considering charity heartless because it is sensible and systematic. Help us to meet the pressing problems of poverty with wise and constructive sympathy and help. Amen."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23

"Dear Lord, lift us out uf ourselves today, that we may have the vision of the Unseen as our pure ideal and governing motive. May your Holy Word instruct us and your Holy Spirit guide us. In your name we ask it. Amen."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22

"Dear, loving Father, no gift from you equals the gift of yourself. We thank you for what you are. We thank you for what you have done. But we thank you more that you give yourself so freely to us that we are not only yours, but that you are ours. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 21

"Our loving and gracious Father, as you do look into our inner lives may our character reveal our sincerity. May we esteem all else as secondary to the work you have given us to do, and may the value of your estimate minimize all other judgments. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17

"Our loving Lord, grant us your peace today. Give us your confidence and strength that we may have all needed reserve and force. If unexpected changes come, may we rely upon you for help and wisdom, that we may honor you in all things we do. Amen."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16

"Help us, God of the harvest, to see into the future in the days of planting. May we prepare our heart ground carefully and thoughtfully, that the wicked one may not snatch away the seed, nor the sun scorch it, nor the thorn choke it, but that our lives may be fruitful. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15

"Give to us, O God, a sense of obedience at all times. May we be willing to answer with the child Samuel, 'Speak, Jehovah; for your servant hears,' and then may we obey you implicitly, never fearing consequences. Help us also to obey those those who are our superiors in life. For Jesus' sake. Amen."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9

"May our hearts, dear Lord, break forth into song and joy in the victory of faith. May we recognize in our children your gifts, and, dedicating them to you, see their constant growth in grace and strength. Amen."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 8

"Most merciful God, our Father, may we heed your voice calling us to repentance. May neither sacrifice nor religious ceremony take the place of sorrow for sin. May our sorrow lead us farther than sorrow for sin: that we may turn from sin. Be merciful to us, O God, even as you have forgiven our sins. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7

"Our Father, we thank you for the Bible-training which many of us had when we were children. May the boys and girls of today receive similar patient instruction at home and in school. Teach us as a nation and as parents God's place in the training of the mind and character. Amen."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 6

"May we, O God, learn to obey promptly and joyfully. May we learn to do your will without questioning. May our wills and wishes be sensitive to your Word, and may we yield instantly to duty and command. Teach us that obedience is better than sacrifice. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sundays in June

"O God of the temple, help us to enter your courts with praise. May we early gain the spirit of worship. May we never feel the obligation rather than the blessing of church attendance. Make the services reverential and inspiring, in praise, in prayer, and in preaching. We ask in Christ's name. Amen."

June 5

"Help us, divine Leader, to spend our days in unselfish obedience. May we be fearless for truth and firm for righteousness. May we ever lose ourselves in service, and direct others to you by the pathway of our own lives. Instead of seeing and honoring us, may others see and honor Christ. Amen."

Friday, June 4, 2010

June 4

"We thank you, O God, for men of great, unselfish purpose, men known for their utter disregard of self; men of noble retirement and humility. We thank you that in such men the religion of Christ has been made strong and inspiring. May we thus live and witness for you, our Lord. Amen."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June 3

"O God, you have told us to love you with all our hearts, and souls, and might. May we obey this command. May we never tempt you by selfish indulgence. May we find delight in obedience to your precepts in the little things of everyday life. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2

"O Light of Life, come as the bright and morning star into our lives. Dispel our fears, and overcome our darkness as we behold you. Lead us out into the coming light of the new day, as we behold your glory. And as the day dawns, may it bring cheer, warmth and pure air, joy, sympathy and light. For your name's sake. Amen."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1

"Our all-wise Father in heaven, so teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. May we grow gentle and strong day by day. May we be wise enough to be silent at times, and use low tones when we speak. In Christ's name. Amen."