Daily Prayer Guide

May 17

You gave me life and favor, and your intervention watched over my spirit. — Job 10:12 NET

The weakest among us has a gift, however seemingly trivial, which is peculiar to him, and which worthily used, will be a gift to his race forever.
— John Ruskin.

Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God who is our home.
— William Wordsworth.

A weak mind sinks under prosperity as well as under adversity. A strong and deep mind has two highest tides—when the moon is at full, and when there is no moon.
— Julius Hare.


Almighty God, I pray that I may have a true appreciation of the quality of life. Reveal to me my responsibilities and help me to make them my opportunities. Keep me in search of thoughts and deeds that will increase the delight of my soul. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - May 17

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