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."