An Old Prayer for a New Context



"Gracious Father, we, Thy children, so often confused, live at cross-purposes in our central aims, and hence we are at cross-purposes with each other. Take us by the hand and help us to see things from Thy viewpoint, that we may see them as they really are. We come to choices and decisions with a prayer upon our lips, for our wisdom fails us. Give us Thine, that we may do Thy will. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Peter Marshall, 1947

(quoted by James H. Smylie, in A Brief History of The Presbyterians, 1996, Louisville KY: Geneva Press, p.119)

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