THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, October 15, 1999
Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582

O God, grant that today
I may not disappoint any friend;
I may not grieve any loved one;
I may not fail anyone to whom I have a duty;
I may not shame myself.
Grant that today
I may do my work with honesty and fidelity;
I may take my pleasure in happiness and purity.
Grant that today
I may lead no one astray;
I may not make goodness and faith harder for anyone.
Help me today
to be a help and example to all;
to bring strength and encouragement wherever I am:
Through Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.
... William Barclay (1907-1978), More Prayers for the Plain Man, London: Collins, 1962, p. 54 (see the book; see also 1 Cor. 8:9-13; more at Disappointment, Duty, Encouragement, Example, Failure, Faith, Friend, Goodness, Grief, Happiness, Prayers, Purity, Shame, Strength, Today)

 
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