Daily Prayer Guide

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October 20

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? — 1 Cor 6:19 NET

There has always seemed to me something impious in the neglect of health. I could not do half the good I do if it were not for the strength and activity some consider coarse and degrading.
— Charles Kingsley.

To keep well drink often, but water;
Eat not that which makes life shorter;
But first, with all your might and skill,
Just chain your habits to your will.
— M.B.S.

I will be lord over myself. No one who cannot master himself is worthy to rule, and only he can rule.
— Goethe.


Lord God, may I not wait until I am afflicted and cannot use them to thank thee for my blessings. Guard me against infirmities that are brought on through indulgences, and help me to control my life. May I never forget that regret will not retrieve the life that is spent, even if it brings forgiveness and hope for the days to come. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - October 20

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