Friday, September 2, 2011

September 2

"Eternal and only God, we acknowledge our sinful nature. May we remember your commands and pray for your servants who lead us. May we never forget you when they are absent from us, but may we ever remember your precepts and commands. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

September 1

"Our Father in heaven, we thank you that you have made all things beautiful in your great temple of nature. May we build and furnish your sanctuary with the rich simplicity of beauty and sincerity. May we give to you the best and make your house a place where all may wish to enter and adore you. For Christ's sake. Amen."

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31

"O God, who, through Jesus Christ your Son, has saved us from ourselves, we ask you to make these lives of ours so clean and strong and inspiring that everyone who sees us may know we are sons of God, living the life of blood-bought inheritance through Jesus Christ your Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30

"Heavenly Father, we pray you that our bodies and brains may be daily developed for Jesus Christ. Control for us all that we do today. Then, as we stand upon our feet and go from this room, may we realize that we are God's own buildings, his temples, and may we adorn these temples with beautiful character. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that you have beset us beind and before, and laid you hand upon us. With all the sincerity of our hearts this morning, we ask you to search our thoughts and know them. Remove wickedness and lead us in the way everlasting. Loving Father, may this day be wholly yours, that we may glorify your Son, our Saviour. Amen."

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28

"We thank you, our God and Father, for your confidence in us. May we never dishonor your great and holy name, and may we never bring shame upon you because of our sins and disobedience. For your name's sake. Amen."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August 27

"You have said, dear Lord, that the kingdom of heaven is in our midst. May we live in the realization of this fact. If heaven is to be home for us, may we make home heaven now. May we also have the joy of anticipation when we think of the eternal home before us, where so many whom we love are now with you. Amen."

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26

"Our wonderful God and Creator, in the thought of you and all your works we are lost in praise and adoration. We would so gain your nature and follow your precepts that the little trying duties and irritations of every day may never retard our usefulness, nor destroy our peace. Fill our hearts with joy and admiration. For the sake of your Son our Saviour. Amen."

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25

"Almighty and eternal God, you who created the universe, in humility and holy fear we your children bow before you. You have created us in your own image. May we so receive this wonderful fact that we may glorify and enjoy you forever. Amen."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24

"We thank you, our heavenly Father, that you are always with us when most we need you, if we will but realize and trust your presence. Help us, dear Lord, to know that temptations will come, and that the higher we go in life's responsibilities the more temptation will face us. May we live so near to you that we are protected by you at all times. In Christ's name. Amen."

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23

"Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we thank you that you call us back to scenes and spots where we have met with you and gained the lesson of your love and leadership. May each of us have a Bethel to which we may return with happy memory and holy purpose. Amen."

Monday, August 22, 2011

August 22

"You great Saviour of men, we thank you for the power which you have given your servants to praise you and pray to you. May the Holy Spirit give to us hearts of gratitude and hearts of faith that prison doors may be opened, and that those in the bondage of sin may be released. Amen."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21

"Our loving Father, will you help us all to have the peace and joy of your heart because we love you, and may our friends know by our outward lives that God is our Stay and Comfort. We pray you that no tribulations may have any other influence upon us than to drive us back to you, and keep us near you. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20

"Help us, O God, to realize that it is better to be in prison with Christ than to be out of prison without Christ. Help us to understand that many lives have suffered for Christ's sake, and bravely and manfully trusting in Christ. May we pray more earnestly and work more faithfully for the prisoners. In Christ's name. Amen."

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. May we have power in prayer. May we take to you our physical infirmities as well as our sins, and know that you are not only a great Physician but also a mighty Saviour. Amen."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18

"Our heavenly Father, we thank you for the victory which you do give to us as individuals when we strive alone for the right. Touch, we pray you, the spot in our lives which may reveal to us our weakness and your strength. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 17

"We thank you, O God, that you are a hearer and answerer of prayer; that you are more willing to give your spirit to us than we are to give good gifts to our children. We pray for the gift of divine peace when our souls are troubled by life's anxieties. And in Christ's name we speak to you our gratitude. Amen."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16

"Our Father who art in heaven, fill our hearts, we pray you, with joy unspeakable and full of glory, that we may have your constant presence and blessing. May we pulish glad tidings with lips of wisdom and lives of consistency. May we be your guests every time we sit at table, and walk with you along the way. Amen."

Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31

"Most merciful and ever-loving Father, you never forget the needs of your children; and we pray that we your followers may regard your teaching. May the difficulties in our way never prove an excuse for neglecting the needy, but - relying upon you - may we use what we have with your blessing. In your name. Amen."

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11

"O God of all truth, we thank you for the example you have set us of exactness. We would be like you in accuracy and truth. Forgive our thoughtlessness, and make us careful to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28

"O You who gives us every good and perfect gift, teach us to pray rightly. As we bow before you may we gain the spirit of your life and learn the lessons of your love. Help us, our God, to overlook the faults of others by gaining the vision of the faultless Christ. In his name. Amen."

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20

"Our just and true God, we thank you that fearless men have ever been chosen in every generation to remedy wrong. We thank you that you are speaking today to us. May we hear and heed. Faithful and firm in you may your servants today convince our age of the evil of self-indulgence and dishonesty that men may turn to righteous living. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19

"Help us, our Master, to testify of your presence and power in a forceful and personal way. May we speak with power because we speak with conviction. Help us to walk daily with the vision of yourself before us, and thus point others to you constantly. Amen."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18

"Our loving Lord, may we so live that you may be able to speak well of us. Within the inner realm of our lives may we be pure and true, great in the things which appeal to you, and loyal to your own truth. Amen."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14

"Gracious Lord and Master, grant that we may take the place of the humblest of your servants and break the alabaster box of love upon your feet. May we never glory in our external surroundings, but rejoice that you have given to us your mercy and forgiveness in view of our many failures and sins. Amen."

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13

"Our loving Saviour, may our homes entertain you constantly. Will you be the guest about our table day by day. May the very rooms of our souls be filled with the odors of the precious ointment, the ointment of sacrifice, self-forgetfulness and love. Amen."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12

"O you who are an all-seeing God, you who are no respecter of persons, look into our hearts, and may we humble ourselves that you may counsel us. And in our prayer life may we never let vain repetition take the place of genuine petition. In the Saviour's name. Amen."

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11

"Our Father, the Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we praise you for your constant presence with us. We thank you that you are with us not only as we confess you, but when we are alone in life's wilderness, and when we, like our Saviour, are severely tempted by the adversary. May we, in Christ, be worthy of your words of approval, 'In you I am well pleased.' Amen."

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10

"O You who have quieted the ambitions of men by your voice, will you speak to us. May we come down from every mount of transfiguration and privilege with your counsel ringing in our ears, and the reflections of the Face Resplendent in our faces. Amen."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31

"Give to us, our heavenly Father, a desire to help others. We have entered upon a new day for you. As we bow before you at this family altar may we remember that there are those in the world who have not had our privileges of knowing you. If we are stronger in faith or character, may we use our strength to help those who are weak, and do it joyfully for Christ's sake, denying ourselves. Amen."

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30

"God of wisdom and might, we pray you to make us wise unto salvation. May we sit at the feet of Christ and learn of him. May we search for wisdom as for hidden treasure. As the Christ-child grew in wisdom daily amid life's common tasks, so may we. In his name. Amen."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 29

"In seeking to multiply your work, our loving Father, may we learn that no fruit can grow where the life is separated from you by keeping your word in our hearts. May it be our wish to know your will, and may obedience become our natural inclination because your life is within us. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28

"O you who have been from the beginning our Creator, our Life, our Light, may we know you and receive you daily. Will you give to us the power and right to become your children. May we behold your glory, and be filled with grace and truth by your Word. Amen."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27

"Dear Father, we ask for careful lives. May this day be full of thoughtfulness. May we constantly remember all you have done for us, and be true and sincere in our faithfulness to you. Forgive our sins, in Christ. Amen."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12

"O thou who art our Father in heaven, may we never willfully turn from you or disbelieve your truth. Take all malice, bitterness and hatred from our lives. May we gain the simple, childlike spirit which trusts and believes, even if it cannot understand. Keep our lives sweet, that our faith may be strong. We ask it in Christ's name. Amen."

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5

"Dear loving Father, we pray that we may always have compassion in our hearts. We need your Spirit that we may be of use to its mulitudes who are all about us constantly. Help us to see how the impossible may be attained through your power and presence. We ask fou your sake. Amen."