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God's Minute: September 3rd

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":

Your heart shall live that seek God. ~ Ps. 69:32.

     O Lord, our gracious Father, we would bring to Thee our thanksgiving for all Thy great kindness and love to us.  We bless Thee for all remembered or forgotten of Thy providences.  We bless Thee for all the way by which the Lord our God hath led us, and whilst Thou has been so gracious in the past, we thank Thee that we can hope in Thee perfectly for all the future.
     Strengthen us, we pray Thee, that we may draw near to Thee with lowly and obedient spirits.  Do Thou quicken us, that we may call upon Thy Name with more earnestness of desire, and more true submission, and more true faith than we sometimes have.  We acknowledge that, as we go about our daily work, we too often forget Thee, for Whose sake and by Whose strength it should all be done.  We confess that we yield far too much to the temptations that are around us, drawing us away from Thee.  We live as if the present world were all we had to do with or depend upon.  Do Thou deliver us, we pray Thee, from all foolish over-estimate of the worth of transitory things here, and enable us to rise above the temptations of the fleeting present, and to find in Thyself the treasure that the world cannot give, and no change can take away.  Amen.

Rev. W. A. Cameron, B.A.,
Toronto, Ont., Canada.