Daily Prayer 365

Day 295
Thursday, June 22, 2023


Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. —Matthew 6:28–29

“How shall I know God? Who will tell me where to find God, and help me to love and lean upon God as I ought?” In all sincerity Louisa May Alcott asked these questions, in all sincerity she began her search, and with pathetic patience waited for an answer. She read many books, some wise, some vague, some full of superstition, all unsatisfactory to one who wanted a living God. She went to many churches, studied many creeds, watched their fruits as well as she could; but still remained unsatisfied. Some were cold and narrow, some seemed theatrical and superficial, some stern and terrible, none simple, sweet, and strong enough for humanity’s many needs…. Too much fear, too little love, too many saints and intercessors, too little faith in the instincts of the soul which turns to God as flowers to the sun. —Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience

Give me the lilies of the field and let me turn toward you with the same kind of instinct and habit as the flower who turns toward the sun. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

June 24, 2023

Join our Mailing List

Share This