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Prayer for a New Year by Mrs. Evelyn Forrest

Through The Bible with Mrs. R.A. Forrest
Radio Station WRLC
Toccoa, Georgia

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Evelyn Forrest

Good afternoon friends and members of our Radio Bible Class. Did you read that comment on the daughter of Karl Marx the Communist, which appeared recently in a magazine called The Dawn? I read it this morning and it impressed me so much that I would like to pass it on to you. The article was called, “The God of That Prayer.”

The God of That Prayer
“The daughter of Karl Marx, the Jew who became prominent as one of the founders of the modern Communist movement, said to a friend, ‘I was brought up without any religion. I do not believe in God.’ Then she added wistfully, ‘But the other day, in an old German book, I came across a prayer; and if the God of that prayer exits, I think I could believe in Him.’

“‘What was the prayer?’ asked her friend. The daughter of Karl Marx repeated slowly in German the Lord’s Prayer. Praise God! We know the God of that prayer lives today. Will you bow your heads and join with me in prayer the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray? ‘Our Father which art in heave, hallowed by they name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is heaven. Give us our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.’ (Matt. 6:9-13).”

Our first line of defense is in the home, the Christian home with a family later, where the children are taught by their parents, the Word of God and how to pray. You would not think of letting your child go cold and without food all day long, then why let their little souls starve for the spiritual food, the Word of God. When God has said concerning you child, and your responsibility—

“Thou shalt teach them diligently unto they children, and shall talk of them when thou sittist in thine house, and when thou risest up” (paraphrase of Deuteronomy 11: 19). I believe that every morning and every night family worship is our first line of defense as a nation. Oh! May we take this thought to heart in this up coming year!