Daily Prayer Guide

October 11

who comforts us in all our troubles so that we may be able to comfort those experiencing any trouble with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. — 2 Cor 1:4 NET

Ask God to give thee skill
In comfort’s art,
That thou may’st consecrated be
And set apart,
Unto a life of sympathy;
For heavy is the weight of ill
In every heart;
And comforters are needed much
Of Christlike touch.
— Alexander Hamilton.

The man who melts
With social sympathy though not allied,
Is than a thousand kinsmen of more worth.
— Euripides.


Heavenly Father, thou hast made sympathy divine. May I never make it commonplace. Grant that as thou dost bless and comfort me I may be willing to comfort others, and do whatsoever thou wouldst have me do. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - October 11

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