Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Family Prayer

The Whole Household, Including the Maidservants, Gather for Bible Reading and Prayer

Father, let Your face shine upon our home today. We thank You for it. May it be . . .
a shelter to us from the world's storms,
a nest of love,
a school where we may learn love's lessons, and
where we may grow into the beauty of Christlikeness.
We pray continually that our home may become more and more like Heaven. Teach all of us how to live, so as to add to its sweetness.

Come and be a guest in our home. Then its love will become sweeter, and more and more holy. For Your presence gives light, blessing, and joy. Make our home, Your home. Dwell with us. Then we shall be happy. Then we shall live beautifully together.

We thank You for Your goodness to us this past week. You have showered Your blessings upon us with a most bountiful hand. You have given us favors of many kinds. Some of Your gifts have come to us in strange form--in trials, in burdens, in disappointments, in losses. Still we know that they are Your gifts, and as such, have in them good and blessing for our lives. Give us grace to accept whatever You send to us, knowing that Your love can never give us anything but kindness. Even if the cup is bitter--may we be enabled to accept it. We would get near to Your heart, we would creep into Jesus' bosom, into His everlasting arms, and be still.
The Whole...

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4 comments:

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning, Just thinking of you this morning, praying all is well. You have your eyes upon the SON! I still hand trouble with your blog loading up, maybe on your add a gadget you have loaded your background to far down, or maybe it is just my internet. Ask another friend if it is doing the same for them?
Blessings, Roxy

Blessed Homemaking said...

Thanks for your visit and for praying. Thanks for letting me know about my header--I will ask some people to check it.

Blessings to you!

Joluise said...

Lovely words.

Your header is looking just fine to me, everything is in the right place. Looking good.

Have a lovely week ahead.

Blessed Homemaking said...

Thank you so much for letting met know, Joluise! A lovely week to you, too.