Not Perfect, but Pretty Close

While I work, I listen to books that are in the public domain and have been recorded by volunteers at At the moment, it is a fictionalized account of life in the northwest during the 1800s; “Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country” published in 1900 and written by Irving Bacheller (1859-1950). In Chapter 23, a pastor pronounces the following grace over a meal, “Oh, Lord! May all our doing and saying and eating and drinking of this day be done as in Thy sight for our eternal happiness and for Thy glory”. I know that nothing on Earth is perfect, but surely this prayer would be hard to improve upon. I may have to consider making it my “life prayer” as some people have a “life verse”.
If you are interested in the book itself, you can find the Librivox version (with links to written versions) here:


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