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August Twelfth ~ God’s Daily Minute

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go.” – Ps. 32:8 ~

We praise Thy name, our Father, that Thou hast again brought us to the sweet consciousness of life and to realization of Thy divine grace and loving favor. We are grateful to Thee for all the mercies so abundantly bestowed upon us through Thy Son. Grant unto us this day Thy watch-care and guidance, that we may in nothing offend Thee or bring reproach upon Thy name.

May we, by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit, be led into that truth which will enable us to glorify Thee in our lives. Keep our minds from error and our hearts from sin. May all our thoughts be true, our loves be pure, and our actions right before Thee. Give unto us and ours the things necessary for our temporal comfort and or spiritual good. Bless Thou the toil of our hands and make it abound to the welfare of our fellow-men and to Thine own glory. Help us to be ever conscious of the presence and fellowship of Thy dear Son, our Saviour and our Friend.

Comfort, we pray Thee, those who are in sorrow. Strengthen those who are weak. Be Thou beside the beds of suffering, to ease pain, strengthen courage and inspire hope. We ask all in the name of Him Who dwelleth in our hearts through faith.  Amen

By: Rev. Daniel McGurk, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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July Twenty-Second ~ God’s Daily Minute




“This is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.” – Mark 14:24 ~
(For Communion Sunday.)

We sing our Eucharistic hymn this day, O God, with voices from which all tones of mortal sadness have vanished away. We sing the song of new-born life, and not of death. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was made flesh, and men beheld the glory of Thy love in the face of Jesus Christ.
Come, O Creator Spirit blest, and impart anew Thy marvelous gifts. May Christ be born again in every heart. Purge our ears from the rattling noises of the world, until they are quick to hear the heavenly song of Thy peace and good-will for men.  Lead all seekers to some spiritual Bethlehem and help them to find the Holy Child. May the nations come to His light, and rulers behold the rightness of His rising.
May the kingdoms of the world become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Crist, that He may reign forever and ever.  Amen.
By: Oscar Edward Maurer, D.D., New Haven, Connecticut.


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April Eleventh ~ God’s Daily Minute

 “For the Father Himself loveth you.” – John 17:26 ~


Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the peace, the rest, the comfort of the night through which we have come. We surely have reason to be grateful for Thy increasing care. Thou art ever thinking of us, and we sleep in safety under the shadow of Thy protection presence.

Now we enter upon the light and blessing of another day. May it be a clean day, a glad day, and an undefiled day! May no dark, impure thoughts obtain possession of our hearts! May we have the grace to put away everything that is sinful and selfish and unworthy of Thee!

Enable us to overcome every form of temptation. In moments of weakness or weariness, or doubt come to us, may we have gracious help from Thee.  In our business life, our home life, with our associates, with our friends, may we be thoughtful, tender, loving, generous, ever bearing in mind that we are to have the Spirit of our Divine Master “who went about doing good.”

Teach us to be pitiful, to be kindly affectionate, to speak words of gentleness, and to remember especially the Wayward, the unfortunate, the sorrow-stricken. So fill us with Thy Spirit as to make us joyous, radiant, eager for service, anxious only to do Thy Will. We ask all these favors in the Name of Thy Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

By: J. Wesley Johnston, Litt. D., Brooklyn, New York.

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

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  My Word for today= Oppression

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April Twenty-Eighth ~ God’s Daily Minute


 “Refoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thess. 5:16-23 ~

Create in us a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within us. Cast us not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit form us. We commend to Thy loving protection all those for whom we long to pray (especially those whom we now name in our hearts before thee ***).
Give to them all their heart’s desire, we pray Thee, in as far as Thou seest it best, for Jesus sake. Bring each of us, O Father, to the close of this day in peace and honor. For all those who love us so much better than we deserve, we thank Thee. For their sakes, help us to sanctify ourselves this day. And do Thou, O Lord, grant that we may abide steadfast in this purpose, and by Thy continual aid be fully master of all the desires and emotions of our hearts. For Jesus’ sake.  Amen.

By: John Edgar Park, West Newton, Mass.

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

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My word for TODAY= LEGAL

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April First ~ God’s Daily Minute

 “Come unto Me and I will give you rest.” – Matt. 11:28 ~

O GOD, our Father, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, it is written in Thy Word that Thy Holy Spirit helpeth our infirmity that we may know what we should pray for as we ought; and that He maketh intercession for the saints according the will of God.
We yield ourselves to Thee, our God and Father, that Thy Sprit may exercise this grace toward us, and work this gift in us just now; that He may cleanse our hearts from all iniquity, and lift them up in the worship and love of Thy Holy Name; that He may comfort us in our trials to-day; that He may strengthen us in every moment of temptation; that He may guide us in all our ways to do Thy will; that He may help us in our toil and enlighten us in our perplexity.
O Heavenly Father, shed abroad Thy love in our hearts and keep[ us loving, hopeful, patient, kind and true, thus blessing all with whom we come in contact, and glorifying Thy Great Name Who are worthy of all our heart’s devotion forever and ever.
Through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, Who loveth us and loosed us from our sins in His own blood. Amen
By: James M. Gray, D.D., Chicago, Illinois

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



The word for today is Friends!

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March Twenty-Five ~ God’s Daily Minute

 “The prayer of faith shall save.” – James 5:15 ~

O Lord, increase our faith. By it may we be enabled to remove mountains of difficulty from our way. May it be our shield with which to quench the darts of temptation. May it steady and encourage us as we endeavor to form our plans and assume our duties and responsibilities in accord with Thy will. May it deliver us from fearful anxiety respecting our own welfare, and that of our loved ones whom we commit to Thy care.  May it incline us to be forgiving and patient and considerate and sympathic. May it prompt us to gracious and kindle words and deeds. May it save us from being too much gratified by praise, and from being too much east down by blame. May it lend zest to the day’s toil, and quicken us to renewed energy and fidelity in our work. May it impel us to humility and gratitude when we are granted prosperity and happiness, and my it preserve us against bitterness and bloom of spirit if want and sorrow become our portion. May it strengthen our hold upon possessions that abide, and be unto us the evidence of things not seen, and the substance of things hoped for. May it assure us each day, as we fare on our pilgrimage, that Thou art nigh, and lead us into the blessed experience of companying with Thee as a man walketh and talketh with a friend.  Amen.
By: Harry P. Dewey, D. D., Minneapolis, Minn

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

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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
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Good Morning My Friend ~ (41-Loss)


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March Ninth ~ God’s Daily Minute

 “The Lord is good to the soul that seeketh Him.” – Lam. 3:25 ~

INFINITE FATHER, Thou art our life and light, our hope and redemption. We have tried the world and found it a great emptiness; we come back to Thee Who art eager to fill our souls with everlasting truth and mercy.

We come with a song in our hearts, for the list of Thy benefits is beyond our counting. We thank Thee for the stirring, stimulating days of the present, with their opportunities for improvement and service, their concern for the poor and ignorant. We thank Thee for the mysterious, inviting days which are to come, laden with secret stores for our replenishing, hidden delights, and dark experiences for our training.

We thank Thee for the silent heroisms of the home; for the hallowed drudgeries of hospital and sick chamber. We thank Thee that, despite the cleverness of wicked men and the foolishness of good men, the Kingdom makes steady advance. Thy bounty unto us is without boundaries. And yet we baffle Thy plans, thwart Thy love, and wander wretchedly from the way of Jesus. We return unto Thee this morning have our stains removed, our petty shams stripped away, and our hearts fortified. Have compassion upon us, and bring us all by and by to our Father’s home, through the riches of graces in Christ Jesus.  Amen.
By: Rev. Hugh Elmer Brown, Seattle, Washington.  

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.