Daily Prayer Guide

January 10

Finally, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, affectionate, compassionate, and humble. Do not return evil for evil or insult for insult, but instead bless others because you were called to inherit a blessing. — 1 Pet 3:8-9 NET

Shall I hold on with both hands to every paltry possession? All I have teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The practical weakness of the vast mass of modern pity for the poor and the oppressed is precisely that it is merely pity; the pity is pitiful but not respectful. Men feel that the cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is injustice to equals; nay, it is treachery to comrades.
— G.K. Chesterton.


God of justice, may I pause to remember that while I may do a mean act and keep it hidden from others, I cannot keep it hidden from myself, nor from thee. Help me to have a nobler sense of the quality of life, and less anxiety for the quantity, that I may avoid harshness and selfishness, and be given to tenderness and justice. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - January 10

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