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MAY TWENTY-THIRD

158

Unto Thee, O Lord, do

I

lift

up

my

Heavenly Father, as we OUR would open our hearts to Thee.

soul.

—

Ps. 86

:

2.

our eyes we Thou knowest us

close

altogether; the very thoughts of our hearts, our innermost ambitions and desires, our secret ways "all things are naked and open unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do." Thee we cannot Keep us from trying to deceive others or deceive. May we be sincere, without to deceive ourselves. guile or hypocrisy, genuine our lives of one piece, like the seamless garment of our Lord. Keep us from the folly and wickedness of a divided life, that is one thing within and another without; that is humble and reverent on the day of worship, but hard and cold and selfish on the days of work and of pleasure. May we be thoughtful for those who serve us, and faithful to those whom we serve. May our daily task be consecrated to Thee, that not only the fruit of our labor, but the toil itself of hands and heart and brain, may be used for Thy Kingdom. Make all our lives of friendship and books and rest and love and laughter and service sacred to Thee, that Thine may be the glory, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Master. Amen.

—

Herbert Welch,

D.D., LL.D.,

Delaware, Ohio.

162_0523 - God's Minute - Published in 1916 - Princeton Seminary Copy  

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