A 141-Year-Old Prayer for Monday Morning

Sunrise Road

___ Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
_____ Forgive our foolish ways;
___ Reclothe us in our rightful mind,
_____ In purer lives Thy service find,
___ In deeper reverence, praise.

___ In simple trust like theirs who heard,
_____ Beside the Syrian sea,
___ The gracious calling of the Lord,
_____ Let us, like them, without a word,
___ Rise up and follow Thee.

___ O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
_____ O calm of hills above,
___ Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
_____ The silence of eternity,
___ Interpreted by love!

___ Drop Thy still dews of quietness
_____ Till all our strivings cease;
___ Take from our souls the strain and stress,
_____ And let our ordered lives confess
___ The beauty of Thy peace.

– John G. Whittier (1872)

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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Song Service Arrangement: “Trust in the LORD with All Your Heart”

We recently used the following format for a song service at Laurel Canyon. It was arranged by Eric Tustin, one of our deacons. A collection of similar arrangements is available here. Feel free to use them for the building up of the church and the glory of God.

“Trust in the LORD with All Your Heart”

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Prov 3:5-6)

* Song numbers correspond with Hymns For Worship songbooks *

God's Role:
  • Hymn #14 (supplement) - Awesome God
  • Hymn #23 - Great is Thy Faithfulness
  • Hymn #4 (supplement) - The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Prayer (transition from God's role to our attitude)