Monday, November 07, 2005

God's Minute

November 7

This is His commandment, that we believe.--1 John 3:23

OUR Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. We thank Thee for the day that is before us, with its opportunities, its privileges, its unexpected pleasures, and its disappointments as well. We rejoice in the opportunity to serve Thee, to witness for Thee in our intercourse with men. May we be ever ready to display a sympathetic interest in the welfare of those with whom we mingle in the home, the train, the busy street, the office and the shop. As we look back over the life of our Lord, we find that wherever He moved among men they were conscious of a rising hope within them, their spirits were quickened, and they faced life's tasks with new courage and hopefulness. Grant, our Father, that we, too, may be used this day, through the Holy Spirit, in making Christ very real to someone. May we find keen enjoyment in the work which we have been called upon to do, and may we seek to know Thy will in the commonplace duties which in They providence have been assigned to us. When discouragement confronts us and when obstacles are placed in our paths--yes, even when perhaps we may not have any tangible evidence on which to base our hope--may we then trust Thee fully and completely, for Thou art our Father and our God.

Amen.

S. Earle Hoover,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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