Monday, October 31, 2005

God's Minute

October 31

Forgiving one another, as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. -- Eph. 4:32

Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for protection and sleep through the night, and for the blessing of a new day. We beseech Thee to guide us through all its hours, giving us wisdom to understand and grace to do Thy will. Among ourselves, and among all with whom we have to do, enable us to keep and show the Spirit of Christ.

We pray Thee to bless the children, with their companions and teachers, and do Thou teach them always to be fair, to love truth and hate a lie. Guard our absent dear ones, keeping their hearts pure and their hands clean, and grant them health and prosperity according to Thy will.

We ask Thy blessing upon our neighbors, and especially upon any in sorrow or sickness or business trials, or any trouble, that their faith and courage fail not, and that under Thy blessing they may come to a better day. We pray for all who have yielded to temptation, and all who refuse Jesus Christ, that through repentance and faith Thou mayest bring them to an assured salvation. Keep us humble and watchful and prayerful through all the day, and help us to consider others rather than to please ourselves. Forgive our sins; fit us for our tasks, in Jesus' name.


George N. Luccock, D.D.,
Oak Park, Illinois

From the January 25, 1896 edition of the New York Times:

METROPOLIATAN CHURCH, Fourth and B streets southeast (Rev. George N. Luccock, D. D., pastor) Preaching by the pastor to-morrow at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject, The Vows of God. Communion service and reception of members. Evening subject, The Masters Test Question. Sabbath school, 9:30 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E., 6:30 p. m. All cordially invited to all services.


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