Sunday, August 20, 2006

God's Minute

August 20

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.--Philippians 4:6

O GOD, Whose mercies are new every moring and continued every night, we praise Thee for the dawn of another day. May we be conscious of Thy loving Presence and hold sweet communion with Thee every hour. Grant us grace that we may walk in newness of life, meeting our duties with cheerfulness and our trials with fortitude. We commend to Thy fatherly care our family. Bless us according to our several needs and suffer none of us to go astray.

We beseech Thee to pour out Thy Spirit upon Thy Church, and especially upon our own household of faith. Use us as Thy servants to make known the Gospel of Thy dear Son, our Lord. Raise up many for the service of preaching, teaching and ministry of mercy. Have compassion on the erring and the suffering.

Bless, we pray Thee, our own great land, and all the nations of the world. Incline the hearts of the people everywhere to follow after the things which make for peace.

O God, mercifully hear our prayer, and make us worthy finally to receive the crown of life. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

Amen.

President J. A. Singmaster, D.D.,
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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