Daily Prayer Guide

September 12

The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need. — Eph 4:28 NET

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
— Amiel.

How good is man’s life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses for ever in joy!
— Robert Browning.

Do something! No man is born with a mortgage on his soul; but every man is born a debtor to Time. Meet this obligation before you find too late that your life is impoverished and you cannot redeem it.
— M.B.S.


My Father, what I have left out of my life I know I cannot recover now. I pray that I may give the best to what is left. Make me deliberate, that I may prove my earnestness. Make me industrious, that I may use my best resources to develop my life and further thy kingdom. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - September 12

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