Thursday, August 10, 2006

God's Minute

August Tenth

Ye have compassed this mountain long enough; turn you northward.--Deuteronomy 2:3

OUR GOD and Father, we give Thee thanks, that there is One who knows us and cares, and daily calls us to higher and better things. We humbly confess our shortcomings and pray for Thy forgiveness wherein we have hesitated in the face of duty, or have been half-hearted in the pursuit of our task, or wilful in our own conceits. We thank Thee for another day in which we may make amends for our failures and meet the responsibilities of the new hour with fresh inspiration and courage. We pray for the blessing of Thy presence through all the tangles pathway of years to come. Help us to commit ourselves afresh to Thy love and leading in the home, in our business, in our church and in all those relations which involve the happiness and well being of others as well as the peace of our own hearts. Give us the courage to take our stand on the side of integrity and justice, of mercy and sacrifice in all of the righteous struggles of our day. May we never settle down to tasks below our best abilitities and be satisfied. Thou hast called us to greater things; may we not disappoint Thee, but press toward the mark of highest calling. We offer this petition in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Harvey E. Cressman,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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