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Don't be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.                Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.                Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!                Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?                If then you aren't able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?                Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.                But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?                Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.                For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.                But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you.               
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Monastics/Monasticism (Friday)

O Lord, You commanded that anyone who would be perfect should go and sell what they have and give to the poor, and they will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow You, so now do we humbly beseech You to guide Your servants to take upon themselves the monastic yoke, and learn from You for You are gentle and You will find rest for their souls. For Your yoke is easy, and Your burden is light. Grant to Your humble servants grace, peace, love, patience, vigilance, and prayerful discernment in the monastic life. Lead them into Your spiritual dwelling place, O Lord our God, and enroll them in Your monastic flock of reason endowed sheep. Through the prayers of our holy fathers and spiritual mothers, O Lord, have mercy and save them. Amen.

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