Thursday, April 7, 2011

An Old Prayer for a New Day

Our Father, we are beginning to understand at last that the things that are wrong with our world are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with us as individuals. Thou hast made us after Thine image, and our hearts can find no rest until they rest in Thee.

We are too Christian really to enjoy sinning and too fond of sinning really to enjoy Christianity. Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it. Thy help is our only hope. Make us want to do what is right and give us the ability to do it.

In the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.   - Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the U. S. Senate, 1947-1949

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