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.

Prayer
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.