Daily Prayer Guide

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him but little lower than God, And crownest him with glory and honor.

~ Ps 8:4-5

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. If thou wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an indifferency for more than what is sufficient.

~ William Penn

The finest fruit earth holds up to its Maker is a finished man.

~ Humboldt

I considered Napoleon’s presence in the field equal to forty men in the balance.

~ Duke of Wellington

Eternal God, may I know the value of the gift of life. May I think seriously of it, and not through abuse or neglect cripple it, remembering that it is mine to sow, to grow, and to reap. I pray that I may care more for the food and raiment of my soul than I care for the food and raiment of my body. Amen.

Daily Prayer 🙏 Guide

Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.

~ Ps 37:3

’Tis weary watching wave by wave,

And yet the tide heaves onward;

We climb, like corals, grave by grave,

That pave a pathway sunward.

We’re driven back, for our next fray

A newer strength to borrow;

And where the vanguard camps to-day,

The rear shall rest to-morrow.

~ Gerald Massey

Be like the bird, that, pausing in her flight

A while on boughs too slight,

Feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,

Knowing that she hath wings.

~ Victor Hugo

Eternal God, help me to realize that life is not only endless but, whether I live in love and obedience, or wait in neglect and indifference, that I can never separate myself from thee. May I be diligent in worthy endeavors to do my best for thee. Amen.

Daily Prayer 🙏 Guide

Let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.

~ Eph 4:28

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.

~ Amiel

How good is man’s life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses for ever in joy!

~ Robert Browning

Do something! No man is born with a mortgage on his soul; but every man is born a debtor to Time. Meet this obligation before you find too late that your life is impoverished and you cannot redeem it.

~ M.B.S.

My Father, what I have left out of my life I know I cannot recover now. I pray that I may give the best to what is left. Make me deliberate, that I may prove my earnestness. Make me industrious, that I may use my best resources to develop my life and further thy kingdom. Amen.

Prayer 🙏 Guide

And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them.

~ John 17:22

All truly wise thoughts have been already thought a thousand times; but to make them truly ours we must think them over again honestly, till they take firm root in our personal experience.

~ Gothe

The light that fills thy house at morn

Thou canst not for thyself retain;

But all who with thee here are born

It bids to share an equal gain.

The wave, the blue encircling wave,

No chain can bind, no fetter hold;

Its thunders tell of Him who gave

What none can ever buy for gold.

~ Jones Very

Father of love, I thank thee for thy daily love and for thy daily bread. May I feel that thy gifts are for all, and not mine to keep and store from those who are in need. Help me as I say, “Thy will be done to me,” to so will it to others. Amen.

Prayer Guide

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.

~ Zech 4:6

I never saw a moor,

I never saw the sea;

Yet know I how a heather looks

And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,

Nor visited in heaven;

Yet certain am I of the spot

As if the chart were given.

~ Emily Dickinson

I don’t want to possess a faith; I want a faith which will possess me.

~ Charles Kingsley

My Father, may there be no room in my soul for doubt. Help me to be cautious and careful that my own neglect and carelessness may not cause the loss of my faith. May I be trustful as I look for the great light that guides me over the uncertain way. Amen.

Prayer 🙏Guide

Show me thy ways, O Jehovah; Teach me thy paths. Guide me in thy truths, and teach me.

~ Ps 25:4-5

Heaven overreaches you and me,

And all earth’s gardens and her graves.

Look up with me, until we see

The day break and the shadows flee.

What though to-night wrecks you and me

If so to-morrow saves?

~ Christina G. Rossetti

The essence of joy lies in the doing rather than in the result of the doing. There is a lifelong and solid satisfaction in any productive labor, manual or mental, which is not pushed beyond the limit of strength.

~ Charles W. Eliot

My Father, keep me where my eyes may look expectantly toward the dawn, through the darkness. Take away everything that comes between me and the brightness of the morning. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide

A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

~ Prov 17:17

I wrestle not with rage

While fury’s flame doth burn;

It is vain to stop the stream

Until the tide doth turn.

But when the flame is out

And ebbing wrath doth end

I turn a late enraged foe

Into a quiet friend.

If I can lend

A strong hand to the fallen, or defend

The right against a single envious strain,

My life though bare

Perhaps of much that seemeth dear and fair

To us on earth, will not have been in vain.

Gracious Father of us all, if I may have cause to be provoked to-day, help me to rise above my angry passions, and not from weakness plunge into that for which I may be sorry. Make me self-forgetful, that I may be willing to make peace with those whom I may have displeased. Amen.