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.

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.

June 26-July 2: God

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: “I And My Father Are One” – (CSS Sept. 29, 1906)

Hymn – (Hymn # 21)

Beloved, let us love: for Love is God; In God alone hath love its true abode.
Beloved, let us love: for they who love, They only, are His sons, born from above.
Beloved, let us love: for love is light, And he who loveth not dwelleth in night.
Beloved, let us love: for only thus Shall we behold that God who loveth us.

2nd Article: The Beginning of Jesus Ministry In Galilee — (CSJ May, 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: God

Hymn – (# 378)

We turn to Thee, O Lord, And sing in sweet accord; We would Thy beauty see, Lifting our
lives to Thee, Thou art God.

Our hearts redeemed from strife, And comforted in grief, Healing and joy are ours, Blessings
of peaceful hours, Thou art Life.

O God, we bless Thy name, Thy wondrous power acclaim, Lord, Thy salvation strong, Now is
become our song, Great I AM.

3rd Article: The Kingdom of Heaven – (CSS May 14, 1927) 

4th Article: Affluence – (CSS Jan. 22 nd , 1938)

Hymn – (# 357)

To Thee, our loving Father, God, A gladsome song begin, Whose smile is on the world
abroad, Whose joy our hearts within.

We need not, Lord, our gladness leave, To worship Thee aright; Our joyfulness for praise
receive, Thou mak’st our lives so bright.

The pure in heart are always glad; The smile of God they feel; He doth the secret of His joy To
blameless hearts reveal.

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.

April 8-16: Doctrine of Atonement

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: “I And My Father Are One” – (CSS Sept. 29, 1906)

Hymn – (Hymn # 157)

Jesus’ prayer for all his brethren: Father, that they may be one, Echoes down through all the ages, Nor prayed he for these alone But for all, that through all time God’s will be done. One the Mind and Life of all things, For we live in God alone;

One the Love whose ever-presence Blesses all and injures none. Safe within this Love we find all being one.

Day by day the understanding Of our oneness shall increase, Till among all men and nations. Warfare shall forever cease, So God’s children all shall dwell in joy and peace.

2nd Article: “He That Overcometh” – (CSJ Nov., 1952)

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: Doctrine of Atonement

Hymn – (# 413)

Let us sing of Easter gladness That rejoices every day, Sing of hope and faith uplifted; Love has rolled the stone away. Lo, the promise and fulfillment, Lo, the man whom God hath made, Seen in glory of an Easter Crowned with light that cannot fade.

When we touch Truth’s healing garment And behold Life’s purity, When we find in Love the refuge That is man’s security, When we turn from earth to Spirit, And from self have won release, Then we see the risen Saviour; Then we know his promised peace.

Living meekly as the Master, Who of God was glorified, Looking ever to the radiance Of his wondrous Eastertide; Freed of fear, of pain, and sorrow, Giving God the honor due, Every day will be an Easter Filled with benedictions new.

3rd Article: A Story of Gratitude – (CSJ May 1, 1905)

4th Article: God’s Light — (CSS April 25, 1925)

Hymn – (# 241)

Spirit, source of light, Thy grace is unconfined; Dispel the gloomy shades of night, Reveal the light of Mind.

Now to our eyes display The truth Thy words reveal; Cause us to run the heavenly way, Delighting in Thy will.

Thy teachings make us know The mysteries of Thy love; The vanity of things below, The joy of things above.

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.

The Correlative Scripture according to 1st John

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure. — (1st John 3: 1 – 3)

Benediction

Fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

— II Thess. 1: 11 – 12 fulfill