Thursday, February 09, 2006

God's Minute 2/9

February 9

And it shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer.--Isaiah 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 it 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 homemaking, 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 love, 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.

Ozora S. Davis, D.D., Ph.D.,
Chicago, Illinois

Ozora S. Davis was a past President of Chicago Theological Seminary.

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