God’s Daily Minute ~2-9-2020

February Ninth ~ God’s Daily Minute

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer.” – Isa. 65:24 ~

Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for our home and our work and our friends. The morning calls us to the joy and toil and trial of a new day, and we want to begin in right, in the sense of Thy nearness and care.
Give us strength to meet the common duties of the day, and to live with our kindred and friends happily and helpfully. In our school life, in our home-making, and in our business, may we be guided by the purposes of Jesus. If it be Thy good will, keep us from great temptation to do wrong; and furnish us with strength for the trials which Thou willest us to endure.
May Thy healing and comfort abide with those we live, who are in sorrow and sickness; make them brave and hopeful.
We pray Thee to prosper us in our work, in order that we may use all our gains for the good of others.
May our home and family be the abiding place of Him Who promised to be in the midst of those who love Him. In His Name.   Amen.
By: Ozora S. Davis, D.D., Ph.D., Chicago. ILL.

Good Morning H-43

Hexagram 43

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by James Byrd

I.The Oracle 

A. Hexagram 43 is Guai, or Parting. Additional interpretations include Breakthrough and resoluteness. The lower trigram is Qian: force or heaven. The upper trigram is Dui: open, swamp or forest.

   1. Breakthrough. One must resolutely make the matter known
       At the court of the king.
   2. It must be announced truthfully. Danger.

       It is necessary to notify one’s own city.
   3. It does not further to resort to arms. 
       It furthers one to undertake something.

B. The Image

  1. The lake has risen up top heaven:
      a) The image of Breakthrough.
      b) Thus the superior man 

           Dispenses riches downward
           And refrains from resting on his virtue.

II. An interpretation Of Breakthrough 

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January Twenty-Eighth ~ God’s Daily Minute

January Twenty-Eighth ~ God’s Daily Minute

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within Thy gates, O Jerusalem. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. They prosper that love Thee. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek Thy good.” – Ps. 122: 1-2; 6; 9 ~

For Sunday Morning

O LORD, Jesus Christ, Who on this day didst arise from the grave, send forth Thy quickening Spirit, we beseech Thee, upon Thy people, that they may rise to newness of life. Drive away worldly cares, lift up our minds to high and noble thoughts, and to spiritual desires.

Hear the prayers of all that are offered in public and in private, for themselves and for their brethren. Grant that all who can may attend the public worship of Thy church, and approach Thee with reverence and confidence. Bless the ministrations of Thy Word and Sacraments. Inspire those who speak and act in Thy name, with the spirit of truth, and love, and power.

Meet the varied needs and fulfil the desires of Thy people. Bind us in fellowship one with another, as with Thy self. Enable us to go forth from the worship and instruction of Thy holy day with renewed strength and courage to perform the duties and bear the trials which are appointed for us.

Grant this, and all our petitions, for Thy Holy Name’s sake. Amen
By: Bishop Arthur C. A. Hall, Burlington, Vermont.