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March Seventeen ~ God’s Daily Minute

 “Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice.” – Ps. 27:7

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth. Thou art our God, and the God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through Whom we, Thy children of faith, have the forgiveness of our sins Thou art our father’s God; and Whom they in the flesh confidently worshipped, we, their children, would also reverently worship and adore.

Humbly, yet devoutly, would we give thanks to Thee, O God, for Thy great love revealed to us in Christ; and for Thy rich and unfailing providences to us, and to all men. For Jesus’ sake, receive our thanks. Continue Thy loving favors to us, and grant us pardon for sin, and life eternal.

Give us, we beseech Thee, the Holy Spirit as our Guide this day, into truth. May He ever comfort us and all Thine in times of sorrow or of trial. May He strengthen us when we are weak. May He raise us up again, if we fall. May He interpret Thy Word to us, and enable us to do Thy holy will with gladness of heart.

With us, bless also this, our nation, and the whole world with Heavenly peace, for Jesus sake. Amen

By: John Grant Newman, D.D., Philadelphia, Penna.

Credit:  God’s Minute: A Book of 365 Daily Prayers Sixty Seconds Long for Home Worship


February Fifth ~ God’s Daily Minute

February Fifth ~ God’s Daily Minute

“Whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.  ” – Matt. 21:22 ~

Our Heavenly Father, gratefully we acknowledge Thy continued loving kindness in protecting us sleeping and waking, and in providing for our daily needs. Forbid that the regularity with which Thy mercies come should ever make us forgetful that they come from Thee. If Thou shouldst withhold a single one, we should plead for its renewal.
Help us to meditate upon Thyself—Thy majesty and power, Thy tender compassion, Thy grief at our sinfulness, Thy grace to help in our time of need. May every gift of Thine come as a messenger from the Throne, summoning us to deeper devotion in heart and life.
Above all, we thank Thee for the Son of Thy love, Thy most gracious Gift to men.
Help us to tread aright the unknown path of another day. Lead Thou us on. And at its close may we be able to look back thankfully that by Thy grace we have heard Thy voice and followed Thee. Guide us in our perplexities; restrain us in our joys; comfort us in our sorrows; guard us in our temptations; and forgive us all our sins; for the sake of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.
By: Rev. G. E. Morgan, M.A., London, England.

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.

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.