Daily Prayer Guide

May 20

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. — Jas 3:13 NET

Nature has written a letter of credit upon some men’s faces which is honored wherever presented. You cannot help trusting such men; their very presence gives confidence. There is a “promise to pay” in their faces which gives confidence, and you prefer it to another man’s indorsement. Character is credit.
— William M. Thackeray.


In the heart of Africa, among the great Lakes, I have come across black men and women who remembered the only white man they ever saw before—David Livingstone; and as you cross his footsteps in that dark continent, men’s faces light up as they speak of the kind doctor who passed there years ago. They could not understand him; but they felt the love that beat in his heart.
— Henry Drummond


Prayer

My Lord, inspire me with kind words and thoughtful deeds, that I may share the yearnings and sympathy of others. May my life show that I am dependable, and may none be left lonely to-day because of my forgetfulness. Amen.


Daily Prayer Guide - May 20

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