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A Minute for God: November 17th

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":

Praise the Lord, call upon His name.--Isa. 12: 4.

     Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, in Whom we live and move and have our being, from Thy kind hand comes down every good and perfect gift; and we humbly thank Thee for all Thy loving kindness to us.
     We come before Thee confessing our sins, for which we ask Thy forgiveness.  Bless us in our bodies and our spirits, which are Thine.  Grant us food and strength and clothing and shelter as we need.  And give us grace to know and do Thy holy will.  Make the path of duty plain before us; keep us from temptation and from sin, enabling us to glorify Thee upon the earth.
     Bless, too, all our loved ones whom, in the arms of our prayer, we would bring before Thee.  Heal any who are sick, comfort the sorrowful, and strengthen any who are faltering; grant them each one Thy favor, in which is life; Thy loving kindness, which is better than life.
     Remember graciously the community in which we dwell, in all its interests temporal and spiritual.  Prosper Thy Church among us, and give success to its work.  Bless our country, and make us that happy people whose God is the Lord.  Send out Thy light and Thy truth, and hasten the coming of Thy Kingdom.
      In Jesus' name.  Amen.

                           Thomas H. Law, D.D., 
                           Spartanburg, S.C.


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Nov. 18th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
I know it's just LJ but it REALLY hurts to know you've taken me off of your friends list.
Nov. 18th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
You Are Not Lost To Me
Shans, I haven't removed you from my friends list. You're still there. And I will love you always. However, what I will try to do going forward is to exercise greater care if and when I comment on anything. With that said, I hope your journey to FL and back went well. You continue to be in my heart and in my prayers. xx oo, UD
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