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Prayer, Thought for Today

My prayer is the righteous shall live by faith. Romans 8:16-17: 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. [Amen] - The Apostle Paul

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

March 3 O HOW I LOVE JESUS Frederick Whitfield, 1829–1904 We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) This simply stated, lilting musical testimony has been another of the Sunday school favorites since it was first published in leaflet form in 1855. It has since been translated into various languages and has been included in numerous evangelical hymnals. The words express so well the response of believers of any age as we reflect on all that Christ has done and continues to do for us daily. Indirectly, the hymn also exalts the written Word, for it is only through the study of the revealed written Word that we gain a true knowledge of the Living Word. The text originally included eight stanzas. Several interesting verses not found in present hymnals include these words: It tells me of a Father’s smile that beams upon His child. It cheers me through this little while, through deserts waste and wild. It bids my trembling soul rejoice, and dries each rising tear. It tells…