A Tribute to John Burch; His Life in Pictures created by Michael Sirovy
Songs by 1. Jim Brickman - December Morning 2. Written by Frank Mills (Recording by The O'Neill Brothers) - Music Box Dancer 3. Jim Brickman - Picture This 4. Stanton Lanier - Climb the Sky
John's Favorite Prayer
from Ashton Oxenden's Prayers for Private Use
Published in 1857.
Thursday Evening’s Prayer:
O MY Saviour, accept me, as I come to Thee this evening, and put myself under Thy special care and keeping. Thou art my best and dearest Friend, my Almighty Protector, my great. Deliverer. In Thy hands alone I am safe. If Thou dost leave me, I am destitute. If Thine arm is removed from me, I have no support.
Saviour, abide with me, I beseech Thee. Keep me under the shelter of Thy wings this night, and give me to enjoy that calm and blessed peace which is the portion of Thy people. O remove every doubt and every fear which harass me, and enable me to rejoice in Thy love and favour. Draw very near to me, I beseech Thee. Make Thyself more fully known to me. O that I may walk with Thee all the day, and lie down at night, under Thy peaceful, loving care.
Lord, give me such a portion in this life as is good for me. Grant me health, if it be Thy will. But if Thou shouldest see fit to send me sickness or suffering, give me grace not only to bear it patiently, but to welcome it as sent by Thee. If riches come to me, keep me humble and unworldly; if poverty, make me cheerful and trustful. Whatever be my lot, give me a contented and submissive spirit.
Keep me from being ashamed of Christ, or of His gospel. Give me grace boldly to confess my Saviour before men. And, when my heart faints within me, be Thou the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Be with all my beloved friends. Give them earthly happiness, if Thou seest it good for them; and grant them that peace which comes from Thee alone. If any of them are far from Thee, bring them to Thyself (especially ).
If any of them are at this time in trouble, visit them with Thine own presence, and turn their sorrow into joy. Make them to taste of Thy love, and to be happy in Thy service.
Hear me, both for myself and them. And receive me, O my Saviour, now and evermore, for Thine own name's sake. Amen.”
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