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FOR all whom You have summoned to labor in Your vineyard, for all who teach them how the fruit is garnered, for all who seek for workers in white harvest fields, for all who bring You of Your own, and all who withhold still the answer to Your glorious summons to serve You night and day,

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

For all who press along the paths of truth, who seek, for wisdom and would know Your laws, who dare to probe the mystery of the universe, yet challenge every phase of truth or call it false, for all who long for freedom and the better way, yet strive half-hearted or with flagging will, for those who question and for those who find.

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

For all who are among the cities the thronging multitudes, who dwell in comfort and know no ceaseless struggle for their daily bread, for those who bear the burden of the world’s long days, for all borne down with bitter grief or anguished sorrow, for all who find Your radiant joy along the way, for all who serve the aged or the sick, for all who guide the footsteps of Your little ones,

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

For all who toil before the dawn and tarry working till the night is spent, for all deprived the right of play, who break beneath the load they cannot bear, for all who come from distant nations to our gates and grope in baffled weariness before our curious speech and stranger ways, for all the un-befriended set in peril’s path,

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

For all who dwell apart and long for comradeship, for all who face the sharp temptations of their loneliness, for all discouraged by the common round of petty drudgery, for all who glory in the power to share Your gifts of joy, of knowledge, and of growing life,

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

For all in distant lands whose ears have never heard the story of the Savior’s love, for all bound down by custom’s cruel chain, for all sunk deep in dark despair, for all who crouch in darkness and the prison- house of sin, for all who cling to falsehood and to deadening fear, for all who grope their way in new and untried paths, for all who bring good tidings and release,

We intercede before Your throne, Spirit of Love.

Book: Thy Kingdom Come
Compiled by: Ralph E. Diffendorfer
Written by: National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Association, New York City
Published by: NEW YORK: Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada 1914