Daily Prayer Guide

April 16

Let your eyes look directly in front of you and let your gaze look straight before you. Make the path for your feet level, so that all your ways may be established. — Prov 4:25-26 NET

Weary of myself and sick of asking
What I am, and what I ought to be,
At the vessel’s prow I stand, which bears me
Forward, forward, o’er the starlit sea

O air-born voice! long since severely clear,
A cry like thine in my own heart I hear.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he
Who finds himself, loses his misery.
— Matthew Arnold.

This above all to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou can’st not then be false to any man.
— William Shakespeare.


My Father, give me a sense of nearness to thee when I may be faltering from weariness in well doing. May I hold to my determinations. Help me to know what is useless, that I may not give unnecessary energy, and to know what is worth while, that I may acquire strength through the power of truth. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - April 16

Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.