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Hate what is evil, cling to what is good

Memory Verse: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9

Prayer: Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, That my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit,That my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, That I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, To defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, That I always may be holy.
-St. Augustine

BookClinging by Emilie Griffin


Memory Verse: Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6)

Prayer: O Lord and Master of my life, spare me from the spirit of apathy and meddling, of idle chatter and love of power. Instead, grant to me, your servant, the spirit of integrity and humility, of patience and love. Yes, O Lord and God, grant me the grace to be aware of my sins and not to judge others, for you are blessed, now and ever and forever. Amen. -Saint Ephrem

BookThe Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller


Memory Verse: “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:2

Prayer: O eternal God, sanctify my body and soul, my thoughts and my intentions, my words and actions, that whatsoever I shall think, or speak, or do, may be by me designed for the glory of your name, and your blessing may it be effective in your work. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. -Jeremy Taylor

BooksUnwanted by Jay Stringer, The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Disciplines of the Inner Life by Bob and Michael Benson


Memory Verse: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Prayer:  Jesus Christ, our lord, sower of good and charity, towards all people and animals. Through the meekness of his love, I sincerely ask you: keep me from all evil. Close my ears to all slander. Close my soul to all evil. Keep my tongue from empty words. May my spirit only be filled with blessings. Spare my mind from insane thoughts. Welcome in my heart only good feelings. Close my body against all envy, today and every day of my life. Amen! -St. Benedict

BookAnxious For Nothing by Max Lucado