Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins?
Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God.
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted.
Do not be afraid.
You are worth more than many sparrows.
Your friends, O Lord, make known
the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, generosity,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.
The word of God is living and effective,
able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
From the rising to the setting of the sun
is the name of the LORD to be praised.
How Precious is Divine Wisdom to Me!
I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
I preferred her to scepter and throne,
and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her,
nor did I liken any priceless gem to her;
because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand,
and before her, silver is to be accounted mire.
Beyond health and comeliness I loved her,
and I chose to have her rather than the light,
because the splendor of her never yields to sleep.
Yet all good things together came to me in her company,
and countless riches at her hands.
Book of Wisdom, 7
For all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Father, hallowed be your name,
your Kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread
and forgive us our sins
for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us to the final test.
New American Bible Revised, Luke 11