July 10-16: Life

Daily Prayer – (Man. - Art. VII, Sect. 4.)

“Thy kingdom come;”
let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love
be established in me,
and rule out of me all sin;
and may Thy Word enrich the affections
of all mankind, and govern them!

1st Article: “He Pleased God” (CSJ February, 1920)

Hymn – (Hymn #130)

How wondrous is Thy mercy, Lord, How faithful is Thy kindness. Thou gav’st the treasure of Thy Word; That Word dispels all blindness. Thou holdest all things in Thy sight, For in Thy presence is no night, And in Thy light shall we see light.

Thy judgments are a mighty deep, Thy wisdom past all seeking; Thou watchest when we lie asleep, We trust us to Thy keeping. Thy love doth every blessing shower; It rests alike on man and flower: The whole creation owns Thy power.

2nd Article: Repentance and Forgiveness — (CSJ October, 1885)

The Lord’s Prayer – with its spiritual interpretation from Science & Health

Our Father which art in heaven, Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,
Hallowed be Thy name. Adorable One.
Thy kingdom come. Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.
Give us this day our daily bread; Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And Love is reflected in love;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.— For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Read Bible Lesson: Life

Hymn – (#220)

O Life that maketh all things new, The blooming earth, the thoughts of men; Our pilgrim feet, wet with Thy dew, In gladness hither turn again.

From hand to hand the greeting flows, From eye to eye the signals run, From heart to heart the bright hope glows, The seekers of the Light are one:

One in the freedom of the truth, One in the joy of paths untrod, One in the heart’s perennial youth, One in the larger thought of God;—

The freer step, the fuller breath, The wide horizon’s grander view; The sense of Life that knows no death,—The Life that maketh all things new.

3rd Article: “Life Is Real, And Death Is The Illusion” (CSS June 14, 1947) 

4th Article: No Substitute for Demonstration(CSJ Jan., 1937)

Hymn – (#202)

O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking, O captive, rise and sing, for thou art free; The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking, Unloosing bonds of all captivity.

He comes to bless thee on his wings of healing; To banish pain, and wipe all tears away; He comes anew, to humble hearts revealing The mounting footsteps of the upward way.

He comes to give thee joy for desolation, Beauty for ashes of the vanished years; For every tear to bring full compensation, To give thee confidence for all thy fears.

He comes to call the dumb to joyful singing; The deaf to hear; the blinded eyes to see; The glorious tidings of salvation bringing. O captive, rise, thy Saviour comes to thee.

The Scientific Statement of Being – (SH 468: 9)

There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.
All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in- all.
Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.
Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.
Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.
Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.

6th Tenet – (Science & Health pg. 497: 24)

And we solemnly promise to watch,
and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus;
to do unto others as we would have them do unto us;
and to be merciful, just, and pure.