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God's Minute for the Sixth Day of October

Here's today's scripture reference and prayer from "God's Minute", a book published in 1916 that contains 365 daily prayers sixty seconds long for home worship "by the most eminent preachers and laymen in the English speaking world":

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: Which keepeth truth for ever: Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: Which giveth food to the hungry. -- Ps. 146: 5-7.

    We salute Thee, O God of the Sunrise!  "My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up."
    Give us to go through this day with head erect, heart full-beating, eyes open to see, mind responsive to know.  Let us be thankful for what we have, without covetousness, and grant us to share gladly with others what Thou dost drop in our laps.  We do not pray for a bank full of gold, but for a mind full of noble thoughts.  We do not pray for a house full of treasure, but for a home full of Thy love.
    Help us to walk to the end of this day with Thee. Then, when the lamps are lighted, may this home, yes, and the great world, find Thy promise fulfilled to the soul, that at evening time it shall be light. In His name Who is the Light of the world.  Amen.


Rev. Fred Winslow Adams,
New York City, N.Y.