Tuesday, October 03, 2006

God's Minute

October Third

Her sins, which are many, are forgiven.--Luke 7:47

HEAVENLY FATHER, through the darkness Thou has blessed us with Thy gift of sleep, and rest. We thank Thee for it. The new day, too, is Thy gift, and for it we give Thee thanks. Help us to begin the day with a glad sense of Thy reality, Thy nearness, Thy love, Thy gracious Fatherhood.

Grant us, we beseech Thee, a fresh sense of Thy forgiving grace, that the sins of the past may not haunt and accuse us. Grant us Thy helping grace, that we may be steadfast in the presence of temptations; that we may be cheerful and faithful in the performance of our tasks; that we may carry our cross of trial, if such shall be laid upon us, bravely and unflinchingly; that we may put away our selfishness and unkindness, and live today a loving life with our dear ones and all others with whom we shall have to do. Our help is inThee.

Bring to our remembrance Thy great promises. Make the Saviourhood of Christ real in our hearts today. Shed forth Thy Holy Spirit anew within us. And what we ask for ourselves, grant, we beseech Thee, in Thy great goodness, to others. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Prof. Thomas Trotter, D.D.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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