Sunday, September 24, 2006

God's Minute

September Twenty-fourth

For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether. Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.--Psalm 139:4, 23-24

O GOD, we give Thee thanks for Thy great goodness, and Thy unfailing kindness. Day after day Thou hast bestowed upon us gifts according to our need. Teach us so to use them that in all our doings we may glorify Thy name*, and further Thy righteous cause.

Above all, Most merciful Father, we bless Thee for Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Saviour. For His sake, do Thou receive us, and grant us Thy Spirit, that we may be enabled to follow in His footsteps, and to grown in His likeness. Prepare us, Heavenly Father, for all the appointments of Thy wise and loving Providence. May we be found, in them all, diligent, brave and faithful!

We commend to thy love and care all that are dear to us, and all men everywhere in their need of Thee. May Thy gracious hand lead and keep them till the discipline of life is over! Then may we and they be brought into Thy glorious presence, and find a place in Thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

T. B. Kilpatrick, D.D.,
Toronto, Canada

*we may glorify Thy name

1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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