One day is with the Lord as
a thousand years, and a thousand years
as one day.
—2 Peter 3. 8.
My Father, I pray that when the “sun sets to-day my hope may not set with it.” Be with me earlier than the dawn, that I may plan with thee a new day. I pray that thou wilt release me from anything that keeps me from reaching the highest. Amen.
Theodore Beza died 1605.
Murat, King of Naples, shot 1815.
Elizabeth Fry died 1845.
What stronger breast-plate
than a heart untainted! Thrice is he
armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up
in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
A man’s accusations
of himself are always believed, his praises
Justice needs that two be heard.
—From Goethe’s Autobiography.
That which is altogether just
shalt thou follow, that thou mayest
—Deuteronomy 16. 20.
Lord of justice, if I may be influenced this morning by doubt and am inclined to be resentful, wilt thou cause me to have a generous spirit and keep my faith. May I never descend to anything base or deceitful, but may I remember that if I lay down my life, I may have the power to take it up again. Amen.
William Penn born 1644.
James Fenimore Cooper died 1851.
Duke of Wellington died 1852.
Do good with what thou hast,
or it will do thee no good. If thou
wouldst be happy, bring thy mind to thy condition, and have an
indifferency for more than what is sufficient.
The finest fruit earth holds up to its Maker is a finished man.
I considered Napoleon’s
presence in the field equal to forty men in
—Duke of Wellington.
What is man, that thou art
mindful of him? And the son of man, that
thou visitest him? For thou hast made him but little lower than God,
And crownest him with glory and honor.
—Psalm 8. 4, 5.
Eternal God, may I know the value of the gift of life. May I think seriously of it, and not through abuse or neglect cripple it, remembering that it is mine to sow, to grow, and to reap. I pray that I may care more for the food and raiment of my soul than I care for the food and raiment of my body. Amen.
Virgil born B.C. 70.
Evangelista Torricelli born 1608.
Edward Fitzgerald born 1763.
Being not unacquainted with woe, I learned to help the unfortunate.