Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.--1 Peter 2:1-2
O LORD our God, we desire to thank Thee sincerely for Thy never-failing love and mercy unto us. For all the great temporal blessings, and especially for the gift of Jesus Christ our Saviour, we bless and praise Thy Holy Name.
Cleanse our hearts, we beseech Thee, from all unrighteousness, and forgive wherein we have failed to do Thy will. Grant unto us the strength we need to overcome temptation, and to be brave and cheerful amid the trials and sorrows of life. May the light of Thy truth shine into our hearts, dispelling the darkness of fear and unbelief.
Help us, O Lord, to be more generous in our judgment of others. May Thy wondrous live fill and flood our hearts, making us to be kind and sympathetic in our treatment of those whose lives we touch day by day.
We pray that Thy blessing may descend upon the people of all lands. May the day soon come when the good news of salvation shall have been made known to all mankind. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Rev. Joseph Janes, M.A.,
Ingersoll, Ont., Canada