Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
[But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]