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Almighty and everlasting God, You have called us to Your throne of grace, and have invited us to draw near to You. We come making known our requests unto You. We obey Your call this morning. We come to You as Your children in Christ Jesus, and we ask You for the help we so greatly need.

O Lord, pour upon us richly the spirit of prayer and supplication. Dispose our hearts to seek Your face. Give us an earnest desire for Your salvation. Give us holy boldness in approaching You  through the blood and mediation, of Your only-begotten Son.

We come to You, most merciful Father, and cast on You all our burdens and our cares. You know that we are often cast down by the various trials of the way, but Your hand is in every sorrow and in every disappointment. If we meet with wrong and injury through our fellow-men, teach us to realize that You have permitted it for our good. If others speak evil of us, and judge us harshly, may we rest in Your faithfulness and love. Keep us from the least willful misdoing, and in Your own time bring forth our righteousness as the light, and our judgment as the noonday. If pain and suffering be appointed for us, give us cheerful submission to Your will, and in due season restore us again to health and strength. Give us a full persuasion that all our  steps are ordered by You, and may we see Your wisdom and love in everything that befalls us.

May we this day remember that we are called by Your name. We are pledged to fight manfully under Christ’s banner against sin, the world, and the devil. Make us faithful to our vows and promises. Be ever at hand to succor and help us in the hour of temptation. Keep us from denying You, or being ashamed of Your Word, or Your service. Fill our hearts with inward strength, that we may confess Your name in a sinful world. May we adorn Your gospel by a very holy and consistent life.

O God, the King of glory, who have exalted Your only Son Jesus Christ, with great triumph to Your kingdom and glory, send us Your blessed Spirit, the Comforter. May He dwell within us, to teach us, to sanctify us, and to guide  us into all the truth. Through His grace may we mortify every besetting sin and infirmity. Take us beneath Your gracious protection this day; and, though we be unworthy of any favor at Your hands, do for us far more than we can ask or think, through the worthiness of Your dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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Book: Before His Footstool Family Prayers for One Month
Author: Rev. George Everard, M.A.
Publisher: LONDON: William Hunt and Company 1874
Revised and Edited by: Karrol Sneed 2015