Tuesday, September 05, 2006

God's Minute

September Fifth

Pray lest you enter into temptation.--Mark 14:38

O GOD, our Father and our Mother! We thank Thee that like as a Father pitieth his children, so doth Thou pity us, and like as a mother comforteth her children, so Thou wilt comfort us.

We thank Thee for our home, and for the home that it suggests to us, where we hope to be forever with Thee, and with each other. For all the good things that come to us, we praise Thee, and we beseech Thee that we may never forget to be grateful to Thee.

Our eyes are closed, for we would shut everything out; we bow before Thee, for we are dependent upon Thee; we have nothing in our clasped hands, nothing with which to buy blessings, and no weapon. O, God, wilt Thou keep us from doing anything to grieve Thee, and make us all the day eager to serve Thee in servings others. Help us, that we shall bring gladness into human lives, and never sorrow or pain. We pray for the whole world in its great need of Thee. God keep us, and all whom we love.

Hear us, in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Frank S. Dobbins, D.D.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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