Friday, September 01, 2006

God's Minute

September First

O Thou, my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.--Psalm 86:2

IN THY mercy and love, O God, we are permitted to greet another day. Thy guardian angels have watched over us when we have not been able to care for ourselves. Sweet sleep has refreshed us, and now we look into another day confident that Thou wilt guide and strengthen.

Help us this day to walk uprightly, that no good thing may be withheld. Forbid that any of us should be careless or indifferent to the opportunities of service that may be ours. May Thy Word which we have just read be a source of strength and uplift, and may we treasure it more as the days and the years slip by.

God bless the sick and the tempted. Strentthen the weak ones and comfort all who sorrow. Bless our ministers and missionaries and deacons, and all who devote their lives specially to the work of Thy kingdom.

And now, our Father, as we separate for the day's duties, may Thy loving presence be with us, in our home, and at school, and at business. And at the close of the day may we realize that "the trivial round and the common task" have indeed brought us nearer Thee.

We ask all through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Rev. S. E. Marshall, B.A., B.D.,
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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