Wednesday, August 23, 2006

God's Minute

August Twenty-third

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not upon thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.--Proverbs 3:3-4

OUR Father, Thou hast given us the morning light so sweet to our eyes; give us also, we pray Thee, the morning blessing which shall fill the whole day with its sweetness and beauty.

May all the duties of the day, however distasteful in themselves, become a delight as we hear Thy voice calling us to go forward fearlessly into the heart of them, in the assurance that we shall find Thee waiting for us there, ready to give us the strength we need.

May all our relationships within and without this home be consecrated by the touch of Thy hand, by which all that is base, belittling and untrue shall be removed and destroyed.

When the night comes, may we be able to look back upon a day in which the burdens of others have been lightened, and in which hearts that have lost hope have been filled with new faith in God and His controlling love. In Christ's name we ask it.

Amen.

Charles Wood, D. D.,
Washington, D.C.

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