Daily Reading and Prayer – Tuesday, September 1

A selection of proverbs from Proverbs Chapter 19

2 Desire without knowledge is not good—
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

8 The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
and a quarrelsome wife is like
the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Prayer

In the morning when I rise, I give praise to my God, who shows His glory in the sun. O Lord God, you are the source of all warmth, all light, all sustenance. You bring us out of the darkness of ignorance and the blindness of death every day, that we might remember who made us and who sustains us. Your sun is a promise, that the night of death will end and you will rise again, and with you, all who confess the name of your blessed Son, Christ Jesus.


Let me remember you when I rise and all the day, my God, every waking moment; and let me sleep each night in peace, confident that I will rise with your sun once again, in the time you have chosen for me.
Set free, O Lord, the souls of your servants from all restlessness and anxiety. Give us that peace and power which flow from you alone. Shield us from all perplexity and distress, that upheld by your strength and secured on the rock of your faithfulness, we may abide in you now and evermore.


Oh Lord as I face creation
Let me see with eyes made clear
By Your promise of salvation,
Never to return to fear.
Amen

(from DailyPrayer.us)