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God's Minute: September 9th

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":

Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. -- Heb. 4:14-16.

        O God, our loving Father in Heaven!  We look up to Thee now with reverence and trust and love.  We thank Thee for teaching us to "come boldly unto the Throne of Grace."
        With penitence we confess our sinfulness, and ask for forgiveness.  With trust we bring our weakness to Thee, and ask for strength.  With love we bring our hearts to Thee, and ask Thee to enter and possess.  Lead us onward step by step.  Order the pathway of life for us as Thine own wisdom and love shall see to be best.  Help us to be found faithful throughout.
        Bless with us our dear ones, and all for whom we should pray.  Let Thy peace possess the world.  May Thy Kingdom come, O Christ, come quickly!  All this we ask in the name of Jesus our Saviour.  Amen.

Anson P. Atterbury, D. D.,
    New York City, N.Y.