The Lord is worthy to be praised. — II Sam. 22 : 23. .
O THOU Who art the same yesterday, today, and forever, as we think back over life, we think how many revelations we have had of Thee. Some days we were very sure that Thou art infinitely kind; some days we have groaned in bitterness. On some of the bright mornings of life our hearts have sung in spite of us ; and on the black midnights our hearts have sunk to despair. Yet, Thou art the same Lord; God over all, blessed forever, "Whose property is always to have mercy," and Who hast never requited us according to our sins, but in wrath "hast remembered mercy." Father, we are daring to say to our hearts that what Jesus was, Thou art; that He unveiled Thee for us. As men, tempted and defeated could trust Him, we may trust Thee. As women scorned, trusted Him, nor were disappointed, women today may trust Thee. As little children held out their arms to Him, with the unerring response of childhood to goodness, so the children of our homes and hearts may hold out their hands to Thee, Who art the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and of us all. Accept our thanks for the days past, and our praises for this day, and our heartfull trust for the days to be. In the Name of Christ.