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One Minute for God: January 19th

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":

And which of you with taking thought can add to His stature one cubit?  If ye then not be able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?  Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  If then God so clothed the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will He clothe you, O ye of little faith? -- Luke 12: 25-28.

O God, Who knowest our necessities before we ask, and the manifold temptations we meet with day by day, help us to put our whole trust in Thee when despair and misgivings assail us.  Suffer us not, we beseech Thee, to become the prey of useless forebodings, nor to lose the things which belong to our peace, through the habit of morbid and sinful worry.  So guide us, in all our way, that we may keep our faces always toward the light, that our shadows may lie behind us.  Of Thy great mercy enable us to perceive our blessings, that we may always serve Thee with a glad heart and quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  

Bishop Charles E. Woodcock, D.D., LL.D.,
Lousiville, Kentucky