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God's Minute for April Twenty-Fourth

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":

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.--Ps. 37: 7.

     Holy Father, we thank Thee for the gift of life, the gift of reason, the gift of love.  We are little, but Thou art great; yet it is great to be but little for Thee.
     With single span Thou measurest the heavens Thou hast made, but Thine whole arm Thou takest to bear one lamb.  We are confident of Thy love; grant us faith, forgiveness, and Thy Spirit of power, that our assurance may be based on Thee.
     Give us this day a sound mind in a sound body, health, knowledge and wisdom grant us, self-control, and a right attitude to Thee, to all men, and to all things good.  Help us to know that the majestic deed is the deed of service.  May we do kind, brave, beautiful things not to be seen, but to be serviceable.  May we not be seeking to do great things, but to do simple things greatly.  Help us know our Saviour-friend, Who bears the other end of the yoke, and makes our burden light.  Let us find our happiness in our service.  Comfort us in believing that angels of sorrow always heal the wounds they make.  Give us noble aspirations, and pure satisfactions.  In Thy wisdom and power, help us.

Prof. M. Coover, D.D.
Gettysburg, Penna.