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Monday, July 12, 2021

O Lord Divine in Heaven

By Gerald Cowan
We give our lives to You
    In trust that You will make our lives complete.
Grant us courage, Father, as we face adversity.
    We are so often weak.
Give us something of Your all-sufficient strength.
    We lose our hope too easily.
Help us then to persevere.
    Teach us patience, for we find it difficult to wait.
Set our feet in safety on our Lord, the Rock;
    May we never waver or be moved from Him.
Let meekness dissipate our self-important airs.
    In true submission may we find true liberty.
Teach us charity and kind forbearance,
    For we are too often uncooperative and selfish.
Undo pride and our self-seeking will
    That we might be more tolerant of others.
Enable us to bear life’s burdens for ourselves and others.
    But share the burden with us, Lord,
And never let the weight of trial overcome us.
May we find knowledge in Your word
    For we would not be ignorant of You.
Grant us wisdom so that knowledge is not used improperly.
    Comfort us in sadness.
Ease the ache in hearts now filled with sorrow.
    Grant that we might not be anxious slaves to stress,
But set the peace of Christ within our hearts.
And most of all — above all else,
    Sustain our souls in spiritual communion with Yourself,
For we can never live by bread and water alone,
    But only with the food of Your word and the water of life
For our spirits as provided for us in Christ.
    Be our Rock and Refuge, our Help and Hope, our Strength and Stay.
Keep us on the pathway to life and heaven
    Marked out clearly for us in Your Son, our Lord Jesus.
- Gerald Cowan, a longtime preacher and missionary, is retired from full-time pulpit preaching. Gerald publishes an e-mail newsletter entitled GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICAL WRITINGS. He is available for Gospel Meetings and he may be contacted at Geraldcowan1931@aol.com

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