God Has Told Us How to be Happy
In church yesterday the opening prayer printed in the bulletin was written by Richard Allen, African Methodist Episcopal Bishop in the 19th century.
“We believe, O Lord, that you have not abandoned us to the dim light of our own reason to conduct us to happiness, but that you have revealed in Holy Scriptures whatever is necessary for us to believe and practice. How noble and excellent are the precepts, how sublime and enlightening the truth, how persuasive and strong the motives, how powerful the assistance of your holy religion. Our delight shall be in y our statutes, and we will not forget your Word. Amen.”