Daily Prayer Guide

May 12

We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work. — John 9:4 NET

Look in my face; my name is Might-have-been;
I am also called No-more, Too-late, Farewell;
Unto thine ear I hold the dead sea-shell
Cast up thy Life’s foam-fretted feet between;
Unto thine eyes the glass where that is seen
Which had Life’s form and Love’s, but by my spell
Is now a shaken shadow intolerable,
Of ultimate things unuttered the frail screen.
— Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Let me not pass my work at morn
And then at eve,
Find for what purpose I was born—
Just as I leave.
— M.B.S.


Lord God, I do earnestly pray that thou wilt give me strength to break away, if I may be trying to free myself from habits that mar my character. May I not lose courage and fall back in the old ways, but by faith be led where I should go. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - May 12

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