Friday, December 02, 2005

God's Minute

December 2

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up iwth wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

OUR dear Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the rest, refreshment and safety of another night and for the light of another day. Thou art the giver of every good and perfect gift, and we give Thee our thanks for health preserved and life continued, and for another day with its opportunity of service. Give us stronger faith and confidence that we may go day by day, relying only on Thy sustaining strength and guidance.

Preserve us from temptation and sin, and grant that something of good may be accomplished by us during the hours of light, and that we may then find, as the day closes, that there have been some victories won and some development in our spiritual experience; and we do most humbly pray Thee that we may so spend all the days and nights of our earthly lives that when Thou dost call us hence, we may go into Thy presence shining and without shame, trusting only in the merit of Thy dear Son, our Lord, and this we pray for Jesus' sake.

Amen.

Walter Duncan Buchanan, D.D.,
New York City

From the link: Dr. Buchanan's particular interest was preserving the purity of the Christian faith as the fundamentalist-modernist controversy developed in the early 20th century. His concentration lead him to develop the five "fundamentals" of faith, a measuring rod that determined a person's authentic Christian confession. These pertained to the infallibility of Scripture, the virgin birth, the atonement, the bodily resurrection, and the authenticity of miracles.

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