Long Grove Negro Baptist Church
October 25, 1953
Our Father in Heaven, we come to Thee this morning that
Thou forgive us of our many transgressions, in our lives / We
pray that Thou will accept of our coming in Thy sanctuary / We
come thankin Thee now for the expression of thy love, kindness,
and mercy that Thou hast give us / Father, Thou have guidest us
through our lives, provided the ways of life for us / Thou hast
looked over our ignorance and our disobedience in our lives, have
give us another chance in life / Our Father, we come to acknow-ledge
that it is no goodness of ours, or that because of us being
here/ Thy love and Thy mercy, they have kep' us / watched aver
us as infants...we are not able to thank Thee / We pray now that
Thou would please teach us how to use the time that Thou has
give us, according to Thy will /
We pray now Thy blessin's upon those on beds of affliction /
in the hospitals, and some of them in the insane / there is
some bound in prison, and, our Father in Heaven, we pray now
that Thou will consummate and comfort them / and our Father,
we pray now since there're shut-ins / may we pray Thy blessin's
upon them / those in old age and in feeble condition, that Thou
will consummate and guide them through their lives /
Our Father in Heaven, we come now praying for the entire
community./ We pray now for the Sunday School and Churches and
ministers / Our Father, preach the Gospel /
We pray, 0 Lord, take us in charge / / ? ?
in our own selves //And when the time come, we see / ? ?
we will call and Thou will answer. We pray that Thou will take
us home to Thyself, and we give Thee praises. This I ask it in
thy name. / Amen.
(In the above transcription, X / indicates a "yes,""amen,"
etc. from the congregation. N.B. This prayer seems quite formal
in structure and phraseology.)
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