Daily Prayer 365

Day 190
Thursday, March 9, 2023


For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope, for who hopes for what one already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Romans 8:24–25

But yet we should acknowledge at the same time that you can be miserable in a little paradise, have everything, so-called, to be happy, and be totally depressed and a wreck within. And you can maintain this kind of joy of being alive and sense of compassion even in the worst possible scenario, because the way you translate that into happiness or misery, that’s the mind who does that. And the mind is that which experiences everything, from morning till evening. That’s your mind that translates the outer circumstances either into a sense of happiness, strength of mind, inner freedom or enslavement. So your mind can be your best friend, also your worst enemy. —Matthieu Ricard, Happiness as Human Flourishing

For the days when I have everything I need and yet am miserable, hear my prayer. For the days I am content and fully alive even amid the worst possibilities, thank you. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

March 9, 2023

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