I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
--John 17:22-23 (New International Version)
Father of love, I thank you for your daily love and for your daily bread. May I feel that your gifts are for all, and not mine to keep and store from those who are in need. Help me as I say, "Your will be done to me," so that as I share, it will be done to others. Amen.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
Lord God, may I realize more my dependence on you for the joys of life. I pray that as I accept your gifts I will not neglect to take the peace and happiness which you give with them. Grant that I may have the bright hope and cheerful courage that is the experience of power and truth. Amen.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
My Lord, I pray that you will control my life, and bless the going out of my work, be it ever so great or small. Help me to realize the necessity of earnestness, that I may "work while it is today," and I have the light, and not wait for the night, when it is too dark for work to be done. May I be faithful in my work until it is completed. Amen.
"Through Christ and scriptures, you will find hope and redemption."