Slay the beast of selfishness, of ire,
of bitter heart and sour attitude;
Bring forth by written word the fruitful tree
of joy, abundant life, of gratitude.
Let eyes see only good, O God, from you,
as steps move ever forward, and faith expands,
as we receive all grace from gracious hands,
and find in Christ a task that all can do. Continue reading
Hear our prayers, O God, as we come into your presence with bright hopes on this fresh day.
Help us, dear heavenly Father, to be stronger in the way we make our stand for Christ in every facet of our lives, especially in the battle against the forces of evil.
Bless us with the fullness of your grace so that we will not shrink from doing good deeds of kindness that we learn from Christ our Lord. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
—David Binckley, Sr.