Daily Prayer Guide

Be urgent in season, out of season.
~ 2 Tim 4:2

Favored of Heaven! O Genius! are they thine,  
When round thy brow the wreaths of glory shine;  
While rapture gazes on thy radiant way,  
’Midst the bright realms of clear mental day?  
No! sacred joys! ’tis yours to dwell enshrined,  
Most fondly cherished, in the purest mind.
~ Felicia Hemans

Genius is intensity.
~ Honore Balzac

But what if I fail of my purpose here?  
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,  
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,  
And, baffled, get up and begin again—  
So the chase takes up one’s life, that’s all.
~ Robert Browning


My Lord, my life makes me conscious of weakness, and my memory brings regret; forgive me for the lost strength I neglected to develop. In thy compassion encourage me to be more watchful of my power, that I may usefully increase it, and not willfully deplete it. May I learn the need of constancy in well-doing. Amen.

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