Daily Reading and Prayer: Tuesday, July 14

Daily Reading and Prayer submitted by Gary MacDougall

Good morning.
One of my favourite passages in the Bible is from 2 Timothy 4:7 of the New International Version. It reads:

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

When I think of the good people who have gone before me, for example my parents and other family ancestors, or friends and acquaintances, I feel the 2 Timothy passage is closely related to the Serenity Prayer, another of my favourite religious readings. That prayer goes like this:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.

May I offer this brief prayer:

Dear God, in this world I have met no one that is perfect but many who are trying their best to walk in your Son’s path and follow and respect his teachings. The Serenity Prayer urges me to take each day at a time, to count the blessings you bestow upon me and others, and to love those around me. If we as your people can do that, then day by day, we will work our way to finishing the race and keeping the faith.