Thursday, October 05, 2006

God's Minute

October Fifth

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord, Jesus Christ.--Romans 5:1

WE BOW before Thee in united worship, our Father and our God, praising Thee for Thy faithful shepherd care. We thank Thee for every support of life, but especially for Thy Son, our Saviour, through Whom we have been made children of God. Take from us the guilt and power of sin. Teach us today our dependence upon Thee. Impart to us faith, patience, love, and hope.

Lift us above living for this world alone. May we as members of the family be helpful one to another in days dark and bright. Deliver us from dangers seen and unseen. And may we so love and serve our fellow men that others may see Thee in us. Hear us on behalf of all who are dear to us by ties of nature or of grace. Heal the sick, comfort the sorrowing, lift the fallen and destroy the works of the devil.

Speed the day when earth's utmost bounds shall hear and turn unto Thee. May Thy people everywhere today live valiantly for God. And so guide us each one, all through life, that we may at last be one unbroken family circle around Thy throne in Glory.

For Jesus' sake.

Amen.

John Alvin Orr, D.D.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This morning I became aware of a young family that is in great need of prayer. You can read about him at Pray for Canon.

"Canon is a 4 year old boy who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had been awaiting a heart transplant and had endured four heart surgeries. On Saturday, the 16th, he had a heart transplant."

Won't you join me in praying for Canon and his family today and in the days to come? So many parts of today's God's Minute prayer, written 90 years ago, resonated in my heart as I typed out the words and prayed for Canon and his family as I typed.

Prayer is an awesome privilege. The Bible tells us that the effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much. We who are in Christ are invited to bring our petitions into the very throne room of God with Christ as our Advocate and the Holy Spirit as our Helper, assisting us when we do not know how to pray. Please pray for Canon. When two or more are gathered in His name, He is there.

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