1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday

I falter where I firmly trod,             And falling with my weight of care             Upon the great world’s altar-stairs That slope thro’ darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope…. Eternal God, grant me, I pray Thee, a clearer vision of Thy truth, a greater faith in Thy power, andContinue reading “1.27. 2020 Evening Prayer Monday”

1.27. 2020 Morning Prayer

MONDAY Grant, O most gracious God, that I may carry with me through this day’s life the remembrance of the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ my Lord. For His readiness to suffer for our sakes: For the redemptive passion that filled His heart; For the power of His Cross in the history of theContinue reading “1.27. 2020 Morning Prayer”

1.25. 2020 Evening Prayer

In my heart’s most secret chambers You are waiting to meet and speak to me, freely offering me Your fellowship in spite of all my failures. I open myself to this peace of mind. I leave behind all my fretfulness, all unworthy desires, all thoughts of malice toward others, and all hesitancy in surrendering myContinue reading “1.25. 2020 Evening Prayer”

1.25. 2020 Morning Prayer

Lord of my life, I kneel before you this day. Today is full of possibilities: it hopes for new beginnings. Please help me, Father, to not break the promises of yesterday. Let me see no person in distress and pass them by. Where my deeds can help make this world a better place for menContinue reading “1.25. 2020 Morning Prayer”

1.24. 2020 Morning Prayer

Lord, help me to not move forward today without your blessing. Don’t let the freshness of this morning, good health, or prosperity deceive me into relying on my flesh. Help me to depend on You–entirely. Lord, I return to all You have given to me. Work today through my hands, O Lord. Use these weakContinue reading “1.24. 2020 Morning Prayer”

Evening Prayer 1.23. 2020

Lord, you are from everlasting to everlasting. I rejoice to know that all night I will be under your watchful eye. Give me deep, refreshing sleep.Give me freedom from restless dreams.Give me control of my thoughts when I wake in the night hours.Give me grace, if I like awake, to think on You. Psalms 63:6Continue reading “Evening Prayer 1.23. 2020”

Morning Prayer 1.23. 2020

Jesus, let my first thought today be of You. Let my first impulse be to worship You. Let the first words out of my mouth speak Your name. And let the first action I take today be to to kneel in prayer. Keep me pure in thought today. Keep me truthful in speech. Keep meContinue reading “Morning Prayer 1.23. 2020”

This is what actually happened

The Greeks and Romans, Jews and heathen, hated each other. Between all the nations of the world there was hardly a thought of love. The very idea of self-sacrifice was a strange one. When unbelievers saw that Christians from different nations, under the powerful working of the Holy Spirit, loved one another even to theContinue reading “This is what actually happened”