Thursday, June 15, 2006

God's Minute

June Sixteenth

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.--Romans 8:17

Our Heavenly Father, we gratefully acknowledge Thy providential love and care. We thank Thee for the joys of the morning, the fresh outlook, the new opportunity, the unspent strength, the hunger for conquest. For life and health and work we praise Thee. May we live and move and have our being consciously in Thee. May every hour bring thoughts of Thee, and a sweet sense of Thy favor resting upon us. Give us to go cheerfully on our business, and to do our duty in our appointed place, not as hirelings, but as sons and heirs in their Father's house. Mercifully defend us from all harm. Teach us to take our joys as they come, and to make friends with our trials; to know that life is good, whatever skies it may please Thee to bring over us.

Give us the ready word of cheer and comfort for those who may cross our path this day. We ask not for lighter burdens, but for greater strength; nor for easier discipline, but for more grace. Bless our homes, bless our country. Hasten the day when Thy Spirit shall pervade all the affairs of men, and all governments and rulerships shall acknowledge Thy most gracious sovereignty.

And now, dear Father, we go forth unto our work and to our labor until evening. At the end of the day, may we enter into the peace and rest of those who have walked and worked with God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


M.O. Evans, Ph.D., D.D.,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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