Whose power is infinite and wisdom infallible,
order things that may neither hinder, nor discourage me,
nor prove obstacles to the progress of thy cause...
May I follow duty and not any foolish device of my own;
Permit me not to labour at work which thou wilt not bless,
That I may serve thee without disgrace or debt;
Let me dwell in thy most secret place under thy shadow...
(O that I might learn no abide there no matter how busy the day might be!)
I am entirely dependent upon thee for support, counsel, consolation."
"Sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion,instruction, discipline, example,that my house may be a nursery for heaven,my church the garden of the Lord,enriched with trees of righteousness of thy planting,for thy glory."
"O GOD, THE AUTHOR OF ALL GOOD,I come to thee for the grace another day will requirefor its duties and events.I step out into a wicked world,I carry about with me an evil heart,I know that without thee I can do nothing,that everything with which I shall be concerned,however harmless in itself,may prove an occasion of sin or folly,unless I am kept by thy power.
May I engage in nothing in which I cannot implore thy blessing,and in which I cannot invite thy inspection.
Teach me how to use the world, and not abuse it,to improve my talents,to redeem my time,to walk in wisdom toward those without,and in kindness to those within,to do good to all men,and especially to my fellow Christians.And to thee be the glory."