A Simple Prayer for Today

Lately, I have been studying and immersing myself in the teachings of Dr. Peter Marshall, a Scottish immigrant that became an inspirational and impactful Evangelist for Our Lord and Savior, the Christ, Jesus, in the 1930’s and 1940’s

Dr. Marshall has an amazing testimony. If you don’t know who he is, I highly recommend a book by his Wife, Catherine Marshall entitled: “A Man Called Peter”. From there, you won’t be able to stop reading his Sermons and Prayers. (Like me)

Even though most of his writings were from the 1930’s and 1940’s, they are as poignant today as  when he wrote them.

Dr. Marshall was a Scottish immigrant and Naturalized citizen. He loved the United States almost as much as his beloved Scotland and his reverence for our Constitution is legendary. Here is a quote from Dr. Marshall that is as, if not more, relevant today than the day he wrote it:

“The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos, conviction or compromise, discipline or disintegration. I am rather tired of hearing about our rights and privileges as Americans. The time is come – it is now – when we ought to hear about the duties and responsibilities of our citizenship. America’s future depends upon her accepting and demonstrating God’s government.” – Dr. Peter Marshall

A man of deep faith, Dr. Marshall was infamous for his prayers. Upon hearing him in prayer from the pulpit, people would often comment that “the Pastor talks Directly to God, and I want to be part of that!”

Here is a wonderful simple prayer from when Dr. Marshall was the Chaplin for the United States Senate shortly before his passing.

“For a Renaissance of Faith”

“Our Father, remove from us the sophistication of our age and the skepticism that has come, like frost, to blight our faith and to make it weak. Bring us back to a faith that makes men great and strong, a faith that enables us to love and to live, the faith by which we are triumphant, the faith by which alone we can walk with Thee.

We pray for a return of that simple faith, that old-fashioned faith, that made strong and great the homes of our ancestors who built this good land and who in building left us our heritage. In the strong name of Jesus, our Lord, we make this prayer.” Amen. – Dr. Peter Marshall




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