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March 18

But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. — Job 23:13

My minde to me a kingdom is:
Such perfect joy therein I finde
As far exceeds all earthly blisse
That God or nature hath assignede.
— William Byrd.

Teach your proud will to make those nobler choices
Which bring to soul and heart enduring health.
Deafen your ears to those contending voices,
Look in your heart, learn your own being’s wealth.
Its resources vast, its undiscovered treasure
Waiting for these same idle hands to mine.
Learn that the grandest of Nature’s creations
May not be bounded by man’s limitations.
— Rose E. Cleveland.


Almighty God, grant that I may never succumb to the controlling influences of the body, and lose the power of my mind. May I guard the dictates of my heart and keep my mind in command to obey thy will. Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide - March 18

Public domain content taken from Leaves of Life by Margaret Bird Steinmetz.

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