Daily Reading and Prayer – Tuesday October 6

Hard to believe you are reading words written more than 2500 years ago; people really haven’t changed!

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12

Whoever loves money never has enough;

whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.

This too is meaningless.

As goods increase,

so do those who consume them.

And what benefit are they to the owners

except to feast their eyes on them?

The sleep of a laborer is sweet,

whether they eat little or much,

but as for the rich, their abundance

permits them no sleep.

Prayer

God of love, you see all the suffering, injustice, and misery which reign in this world; have pity, I pray, on whom you have created; in your mercy look upon the poor, the oppressed, the destitute, and all who are heavy-laden. Fill my heart with deep compassion for those who suffer, move me to acts of compassion which make a difference in the lives of the needy, and hasten the coming of your kingdom of justice and truth; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.