Daily Prayer & Reading June 21
June 21, 2018
On this first day of summer I praise you, Almighty God. The changing of the seasons is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the changes in our lives. Each day brings new opportunity, new challenges. Thank you for the many blessings You have granted me. Help me to use each and every day to its fullest, as You intend for me. Amen.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This is how you are to pray:
‘Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.’
“If you forgive others their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others,
neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”