Monday, September 11, 2006

God's Minute

September Eleventh

I will praise Thy name for Thy loving kindness.--Psalm 138:2

O GOD, our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee this day for our health and strength, for our homes, for our loved ones, for all the blessings and privilges Thou art giving us every day, but more than all these we thank Thee for the gift of Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ. We thank Thee that Thou didst give Him up for thirty-three years, and that He shed His precious blood, and gave His life, a ransom for our souls.

And so, O God, help us to die to self and sin this day. Forgive us for the mistakes of yesterday, and may they be stepping stones to higher and better things today. Breathe into our lives Thy Christlikeness, shine through our eyes, speak through our lips, grip with our hands, throb with our hearts, and may we help bring the world back to Thee.

We would pray Thee for those who are in trouble, for those who are sick, for those who know Thee not. Grant us in our weakness, strength; in our ignorance, knowledge; and in our sickness, Thy healing touch. Bless all the families we represent, and bless our loved ones wherever they are.

We ask these things, with pardon for all our sins, in Christ's name.


Rev. Gypsy Smith, Jr.
Haddon Heights, New Jersey