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Finding A Sentence Prayer

Yesterday, after having missed the week before due to catching a dreadful cold, I finally got back to church to receive communion.  I was also aspersed ("sprinkled with holy water") at the close of the service involving a baptism, and then went to the Lady Altar for healing prayers, the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.  Alas, yes thankfully, I do believe I am beginning to feel somewhat human again.

I let today be an easy day to try to get back into doing things rather than being a slug lying in bed coughing up a lung or two.  I published the monthly ad-hoc prayer list a large group of friends share in, and then made my calls to the members of my Altar Guild Crew next Saturday.  At one point, I was helpless to save a field mouse from its untimely death, but the silly thing somehow found its way into the compressor unit for the A/C and became field mouse sushi.  Finally, I can ascribe that Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream does have healing properties. 

Anyway, I've spent a little time today examining an old book that a friend passed on to me Saturday morning.  It is a book of prayers called "God's Minute", a book of 365 daily prayers sixty seconds long for home worship "by 365 of the most eminent preachers and laymen in the English speaking world".  It was published by The Vir Publishing Company of Philadelphia, PA and has a copyright year of 1916.  I am having great fun carefully exploring its brittle pages, and found at the back of the book this simple sentence prayer by Pres. Henry Churchill King, D.D., LL.D, of Oberlin, Ohio:

                          "Lord, speak to me, and then speak through me."



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