Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shot with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvaiont, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all persverance and suplication for all saints;
(That quote was from Ephesians and now for a quote from Philipians to encourage you today) Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I say Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be carefull for nothing; but in every thing by p rayer and suplication with tanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and mins through Christ Jesus.
(Now I am going to quote from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew concerning how to pray.) Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let n ot thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: Thant thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest thou shalt not be as the hypocrites : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; For thine is the kindom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad cuntances; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. bt thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine h eahd, and wash thy face; That thou appear ont unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourelves treasures upon eath, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theives break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not beak through nor steal; For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. the light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But it thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. It therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.
( Now to tie the scriptures together as per the Gospel according to Matthew the thought is completed in the last part of the same chapter of Chapter six) No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than mean, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do thy reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not mcuh better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of hte field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the gr ass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall be drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for yur heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the orrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.