July 3-9: Sacrament

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: “Give Us Grace for To-day” – (CSJ April, 1963)

Hymn – (Hymn # 73)

Glory, honor, praise and pure oblations Unto God the Lord belong; Come into His presence with thanksgiving, Come before Him with a song. In His hand is all the power of nations, Sing to Him, ye joyous congregations, Psalms of gratitude and praise Unto God the Father raise.

God is Mind and holy thought is sending; Man, His image, hears His voice. Every heart may understand His message, In His kindness may rejoice. Lo, He speaks, all condemnation ending, Every true desire with Love’s will blending; Losing self, in Him we find Joy, health, hope, for all mankind.

2nd Article: The Bread and the Wine — (CSS July 8, 1972)

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: Sacrament

Hymn – (# 437)

Father, Thou art very near us, Well we know that Thou dost hear us, And dost answer ere we call: May the prayer of faith now heal us, May the vision true reveal us One with Thee, and Thou our all in all.

Christ, the way of our salvation, Rends the veil of separation, Shews our life in Spirit, free – Shews the glory of creation, God and man in true relation: Now, beloved, sons of God are we!

Father, this most wondrous union We would prove in blest communion: Take Thy Truth, our bread from heaven, Drink the wine of inspiration, Rise in holy exaltation, One in Thee, redeemed, restored, forgiven.

3rd Article: “Truth Makes A New Creature” (CSS Sept. 10, 1938) 

4th Article: Two Requisites(CSJ Jan., 1937)

Hymn – (# 85)

God of Truth, eternal good, Lift our hearts to revelation, That Thou mayst be understood, Thou, the Rock of our salvation; All Thy love we have for loving, All Thy truth is ours for proving.

Open now our eyes to see, As the clouds of sense are riven, We behold reality, Know the glory of Thy heaven; So we seek Thy perfect healing Through the Truth of Thy revealing.

All the way that we must go We will take at Thy direction, Where the floods of trouble flow Find Thy perfect, calm reflection; On the path that has no turning, Patience, courage, meekness learning.

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.