O Lord God, our Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus, we lift up our hearts to You this day in thankfulness for all Your mercies. We praise You, O Lord, for Your loving kindness and truth. We would not forget Your countless benefits bestowed upon us. You forgive all our iniquities, and heal all our infirmities and back slidings. You redeem our life from destruction, and preserve us from dangers on the right hand and on the left. You give us the bread that comes down from heaven, and have promised to give unto us Your Holy Spirit.
We bless Your holy name for all Your goodness toward us. Help us, O Lord, to show forth our gratitude by living to Your glory. May we gladly accept the gift of Your salvation offered to us through the mediation of Your only begotten Son. May we humbly rely on Your free promises made to us in Him.
O blessed Savior, the Good Shepherd of Your flock, may Your holy life be the pattern which we daily strive to copy. Teach us so to walk as You walked when sojourning here below. May our constant aim be to do the will of our Father in heaven. May we be gentle and meek and forbearing towards all men. May we never willfully yield to the very least sin. May we give ourselves to prayer, and make Your Word the rule of our life. May we go about doing good, and watch for occasions of comforting those in distress or anxiety. Fill our hearts with zeal and love, with patience and long-suffering, with humility and hatred of all evil. May we daily fix our eye on You as revealed in Your Word, and may we be changed into the same image from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of our God.
O Lord God, who hates nothing that You have made, be merciful to all those that are walking in the way that leads to destruction. Turn their hearts back again to Yourself. Stir up the hearts of Your faithful people that they may speak words in season to save the perishing. Bless the labors of Your ministering servants, and make them useful in the salvation of souls.
O Lord of the harvest, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Send forth a great company of true and devoted messengers of Your Word into all the world and crown their labors with abundant success. Prosper all Societies for spreading Your truth among Jews or Gentiles. Give to those who manage their affairs the Spirit of counsel and wisdom, and give to those who support them the grace of cheerful liberality. May Your Church never lack faithful ministers to proclaim Your truth at home and abroad, nor the .gold and silver needful to supply their wants.
Finally, we beseech You, receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before You for all estates of men in Your holy Church, that every member of the same in His vocation and ministry may truly and godly serve You, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 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 2015