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A General Prayer – April 19, 1942

A General Prayer – Earl Ray Brewster

O God, our help in ages past
Our hope for years to come
Our shelter from the stormy blast
And our eternal Home–
We praise thee for Protection,
-for life, and for those who have
made life possible for us – for the
Heritage that is our most of all do
We bless thee for the gift of thy
Dear Son, Jesus Christ, whom to know is
Life Eternal – and who came that we might
Have life – and that more abundantly
We pray for that continued protection
& Guidance during these days of testing may
We be equal to the test – through the appropriation
Of thy power help us not to fail thee, our land
& our homes – for which we ask thy most gracious
Blessings – to the end that we all may be strengthened
For the present tasks and for those that lie ahead.
And as we have met here under these strange
circumstances we are mindful of the fact
that there are many others undergoing even
more trying experiences. We pray for them
– the homeless, the bereft, the wounded, the sick, the
persecuted, the hungry. O God, minister to their
needs according to thy great mercy – that thy
name may be glorified & that thy cause might
triumph – through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen