Then they said to one another, “It’s not right what we’re doing! This is a day to celebrate, but we haven’t told anyone. If we wait until dawn, we’ll be punished. So come on, let’s go and inform the royal palace.” — 2 Kgs 7:9 NET
I’ll not confer with Sorrow
But joy shall have her way
This very day.
— Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
Shall we have ears on the stretch for the footfalls of sorrow that never come, but be deaf to the whirr of the wings of happiness that fill all space?
— Maurice Maeterlinck.
Loving Father, I pray that thou wilt help me to overcome unhappiness. May I not let depression overpower me, but claim the promises of joy that are open to every life. May I be blest by my own cheerfulness and encourage others to possess it. Amen.
Daily Prayer Guide - November 11
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.