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.
I will be lord over myself. No one who cannot master himself is worthy to rule, and only he can rule.
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
Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.