Daily Prayer for October 2nd, 2021 

Good morning, God—thank you for this Saturday!

I look to You and Your Word as my only source of guidance, beliefs, and values. As for enjoying wine, I see that you warn against alcohol abuse. Because everything I do, I should do to celebrate you to show you that I love you. Care for my gifted temple. Therefore, not become reliant but enjoy occasional wine for health and celebration with a merry heart. So —not get drunk, lest I drink, and forget about you and your glory! Thank you for life itself, for food from the earth, and for wine. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

1 Timothy 5:23

23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

Psalm 104:14-15

14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.

Romans 13:13

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Proverbs 31:4-5

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.