INFINITE and Holy God, in this morning light we come to You with our offering of grateful worship. Whom have we in heaven but You; and there is none upon earth that we can desire in comparison’ with You. We thank You, Heavenly Father, for this new day, the gift of Your love, the accepted time, the day of salvation. Our duties wait for us; the work given us to do requires all our strength. Father, help us to work in such a spirit of devotedness and trust, with such singleness of purpose, that our life may all be in harmony with Your mighty agencies. May we work in such wisdom, and with such reference to Your will, that what we seek we shall find. A pure and unsullied conscience, may we possess it; the Christ-like spirit, may it be our inspiration. To-day may we have faith to commit ourselves to Christian principles, and follow the Master. Though appetite and sense should crave indulgence; though the world should tempt, or frown and threaten; though doubts and fears should rise up against us; may we dare to do right, and be strong to rise above sin. O, today may we have Jesus at our side, as a mighty brother to counsel us, and with deep spiritual sympathies to uplift us. With our hand in his, we cannot go astray; with our eye upon the beauty of his holiness, we cannot fail to hunger and thirst after righteousness.
O God, chasten and sanctify the eager, anxious thoughts and desires of the business world. May all learn what it means to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, trusting that all these things shall be added. Help us to make Your will our rule of duty, to be fellow laborers with You, and so to have Omnipotence for our stay and support. O save us from temptations that might overpower us. Lead us in the way we should go.Father of forgiving mercy, save us from our sins, and strengthen us to be pure and noble and holy, like Your Son. As his disciples, we wait for Your blessing, and render to You praise and thanksgiving forever and ever. Amen.
Book: The Alter at Home 2nd Series 8th Edition
Author: American Unitarian Association
Publisher: BOSTON: Walker, Wise, and Company 1891
Revised and Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2015