Daily Prayer & Reading for 6/17
June 17, 2017
Almighty God, teach me to cherish the gifts that You have given me. It is easy to focus too much on material things. Guide me to make decisions that lead me away from temptation and into Your arms. Amen.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,
Do not take a false oath,
but make good to the Lord all that you vow.
But I say to you, do not swear at all;
not by heaven, for it is God’s throne;
nor by the earth, for it is his footstool;
nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Do not swear by your head,
for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’
Anything more is from the Evil One.”