Daily Reading and Prayer – Thursday, August 27

Proverbs 16 – Selected Verses

3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
18 Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Oh God the King eternal, who divides the day from the darkness, and has turned the shadow of death into the light of morning; I pray that this day you will incline my heart to keep your commandments, driving temptation from my mind. Guide my feet into the way of peace; that having done your will with cheerfulness while it was day, I may, when the night comes, rejoice in giving you thanks for a day lived in your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Irish Blessing:
Wisdom of years be yours
Joy of friendships be yours
Wealth of memories be yours
Fruit of endeavor be yours
Hope of heaven be yours
Peace of God be yours.