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Don’t associate with hot-tempered people  Pr. 22:24

Hot-tempered people starts fights Pr. 15:18

Hot-tempered people commit all kinds of sin Pr. 29:22

Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty Pr. 19:19

A fool is quick-tempered Pr. 12:16

A hot temper shows great foolishness Pr. 14:29

Some short-tempered men might get angry and kill you and your family Judges 18:25

Short-tempered people do foolish things Pr. 14:17

Positive Temper thoughts

Anyone who controls his temper calms a dispute

But the prudent person overlooks an insult Pr. 12:16

Being slow to get angry compares to great understanding Pr. 14:29

How to deal with hot-tempered or quick-tempered:


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no Law against such things. Gal. 5:23

Instead, he must be  hospitable to strangers, must appreciate what is good, and be sensible, honest, moral, and self-controlled Tit 1:8

For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control, your self-control with endurance, your endurance with godliness, your godliness with brotherly kindness, and your brotherly kindness with love 2 Pet. 1:5-7


Proverbs 20 – Steps Directed/Hidden Motives Exposed

Good morning everyone,  Bless the name of our Lord.  What a great day it is.  Well it’s the 20th day of the month, and we all should be studying and praying about chapter 20 of Proverbs.


Theme: Director of our steps, and hidden motives exposed

In today’s study, verses 24 & 27  present  the Director of our steps and the light that penetrates our human spirit to expose every hidden motive.

Key Learning: Steps taken and motives behind actions key2success

Lesson #1: Motives behind the situations in this chapter:

  • Those being led astray by drink cannot be wise (v.1)
  • Your misguided motives that rouses the king’s anger (v.2)
  • The fools insistence on quarreling (v.3)
  • Those too lazy to plow in the right season (v.4)
  • The person with understanding knows how to draw out good advice (v.5)
  • Those who say they are loyal friends, why do they say it instead of just being a loyal friend? (v.6)
  • The godly who walk with integrity (v.7) (see post on integrity)
  • The ability of the king to distinguished the bad from the good (v.8)
  • Those who say, “I have cleansed my heart.” Are they really pure and free from sin? (v.9)
  • Those who use double standards of every kind, Why? (v.10)
  • Children are known by the way they act (v.11)
  • Those who love sleep and poverty (v.13)
  • The buyer who haggles and then says that the item Is worthless (v.14)
  • Why get security from one who guarantees a stranger’s debt (v.16)
  • Plans that succeed through good counsel (v.18) (see post on plans)
  • Why does a gossip go around telling secrets (v.19) (see post on gossip)
  • Why you should not hang around with chatterers (v.19)
  • Why your light will be snuffed out in total darkness (v.20)
  • Why obtaining an inheritance too early in life is not a blessing in the end (v.21)
  • Why you should not get even but wait for the LORD to handle the matter (v.22)
  • Why the LORD is not pleased by dishonest scales, he detest double standards! (v.23)
  • Why try to understand everything alone the way, when the LORD directs our steps? (v.24)
  • Why making rash promises to God traps you (v.25)
  • Why the wise king runs his threshing wheel over the wicked like wheat (v.26)
  • How the LORD’s light exposes every hidden motive (v.27)
  • How strength is the glory of the young (v.29)
  • How the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old (v.29)

Lesson #2: Misc. thoughts that you just might want to take heed to

  • Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies (v.15)
  • Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth (v.17)
  • Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love (v.28)
  • Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart (v.30)

We can fake each other out, but there is no faking the penetrating light of the All Seeing and All Powerful one who looks right through us into our inner man.

So for me I had to admit that my motives were not up to par and that I had the wrong motives in mind.  God’s light convicted me and I had to repent.


  1. Now consider that the LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive, what do you think he sees in your life?
  2. How about you, as you read this chapter, are you questioning your motives?
  3. Are you looking at you or others?
  4. Is this something that you can use to improve your serve?

Please don’t look at the motives of others, you cannot do a thing about who they are nor can you force them to change.  You only have one that you can completely control, you!

Let’s pray now! The King is sitting in judgment, not me.  He is weighing all the evidence, distinguishing the bad from the good. His penetrating light is searching for those hidden motives.

I am praying about the bad that is holding me back , and praising Him for the good that is producing the manifold(lots of)  blessings in my life.  Your Turn!

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346   It’s Prayer Time!

Proverbs 7 – Another Warning

Today’s study falls on the 7th day of the month,  the number 7 is the number of completeness and perfection both physically and spiritually, biblical speaking of course.


Theme: Another Warning about Immoral Women

Lesson #1: Expected actions needed to avoid Immoral Women

  • Follow my advice, my son (v.1)
  • Always treasure my commands (v.1)
  • Obey my commands and live! (v.2)
  • Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes (v.2)
  • Tie them on your fingers as a reminder (v.3)
  • Write them deep within your heart (v.3)
  • Love wisdom like a sister (v.4)
  • Make insight a beloved member of your family (v.4)
  • Let them (Wisdom & Insight) protect you from an affair with an immoral woman (v.5)
  • Let them (Wisdom & Insight) protect you from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman(P.W.) (v.5)
  • Don’t be naïve (v.7)
  • Don’t lack common sense (v.7)
  • Don’t be strolling down the path by her (P.W.) house (v.8)
  • Listen to me, my sons and pay attention to my words (v.24)
  • Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her(P.W.) (v.25)
  • Don’t wander down her(P.W.) wayward path (v.25)
  • Beware strolling pass her(P.W.) house at twilight, in the evening as deep darkness fell (v.8, 9)
  • Beware the approaching woman who is seductively dressed and sly of heart (v.10)11410417_901757226557472_1692028440_n
  • Understand that she(P.W.) is brash, a rebellious type, never content to stay at home (v.11)
  • Beware she(P.W.) is often in the streets and markets, soliciting at every corner (v.12)
  • Don’t let her throw her arms around you and refuse to let her kiss you (v.13)
  • Beware of her brazen look (v.13)
  • Don’t believe her when she says, “I came out to find you, and here you are!” (15)
  • Don’t listen to any talk of her bed and its beautiful blankets with colored sheets of Egyptian linen (v.16)
  • Don’t listen to any talk of how she has perfumed her bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon (v.17)
  • Don’t listen to her when she says, “Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning (v.18)
  • Beware or Run! when she says, “Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses, for my husband is not home.” (v.18, 19)
  • Don’t believe her when she says, My husband is away on a long trip.  He has taken a wallet full of money with him and won’t return until later this month.” (v.19, 20)
  • Don’t let her seduce you with pretty speech and entice you with here flattery (v.21)
  • Don’t be so quick to follow her like an ox going to the slaughter (v.22)
  • Don’t be like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart (v.22)
  • Don’t be like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost him his life (v.23)


Lesson #2: Positive outcomes of listening to the above

  • Wisdom will be like a sister to you (v.4)
  • Insight will become a beloved member of your family (v.4)
  • They will protect you from an affair with an immoral woman (v.5)
  • They will keep you from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman (v.5)

Lesson #3: Negative outcomes of not listening to the above 

  • You will be naïve (v.7)
  • You will lack common sense (v.7)
  • You will get to close to the immoral woman’s house (v.8)
  • Twilight will help to snag you in the trap of the immoral woman (v.9)
  • You will be capture by the seductively dressed and sly of heart woman that approaches you (v.10)
  • You will fall for the lie, “you’re the one I was looking for! I came out to find you.” (v.15)
  • You will listen to her talking about her bed (v.16)
  • You will entertain her words regarding, “have your fill of love until morning, and enjoying each other’s caresses” (v.18)
  • You will run the risk of her husband walking in you while you are having you fill of love (v.18 – 20)
  • You will be seduced by her pretty speech (v.21)
  • You will be enticed by her flattery (v.21)
  • You will be like a ox going to the slaughter (v.22)
  • You will be like a stag caught in a trap, awaiting the arrow that would pierce its heart (v.22)
  • You will be like a bird flying into a snare, little knowing it would cost his life (v.23)
  • You run the risk of being ruined (v.26)
  • You run the risk of being another victim of this immoral woman (v.26)
  • You will be on the road to the grave (v.27)
  • You have just enter the bedroom that is the den of death (v.27)

Lesson #4:  9 essentials that will help you with temptation 

  1. Follow God’s advice children (v.1)
  2. Always treasure God’s commands and live! (v.2)
  3. Obey and Guard God’s instruction as  you guard your own eyes (v.2)
  4. Tie God’s instructions on your fingers as a reminder (v.3)
  5. Write His instructions deep within your heart (v.3)
  6. Love wisdom like a sister (v.4)
  7. Make insight a beloved member of your family (v.4)
  8. Let the LORD’s instructions protect you from an affair with Lady Temptation (v.5)
  9. Let the LORD’s instructions keep you from listening to the flattery of Lady Temptation (v.5)

And of course we need to pray for godly strength and wisdom in dealing with this foe name temptation who is skillful in the art of seduction, pretty speech, and flattery.

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346   Is it not prayer Time?

Proverbs 5 – Avoid Immoral Women

Day Five of the month  and that means that we should be studying Chapter 5 of Proverbs.

Today’s foundation verse is verse 3 which states, “For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.”


Theme: Avoid Immoral Women

Define Immoral: not conforming to accepted standards of morality.

Synonyms for immoral: 

unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, foul, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonorable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, miscreant; sinful, godless, impure, unchaste, unvirtuous, shameless, degenerate, debased, debauched, dissolute, reprobate, lewd, obscene, perverse, perverted; licentious, wanton, promiscuous, loose;

Informal: shady, lowdown, crooked, sleazy

From <https://www.google.com/#q=define+immoral>

Antonyms for immoral

Clean, decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, moral, noble, principled, pure, right, scrupulous, trustworthy, truthful, uncorrupt, upright, virtuous, chaste

From <http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/immoral>

Lesson #1: Expected Actions to stay pure

  • Pay attention to my wisdom (v.1)
  • Listen carefully to my wise counsel (v.1)
  • Listen to me, never stray from what I am about to say (v.7)
  • Stay away from her(the immoral woman) (v.8)
  • Don’t go near the door of her house! (v.8)
  • Drink water from your own well (v.15)
  • Share your love only with your wife (v.15)
  • You should reserve it(sex) for yourselves (v.17)
  • Never share it(sex) with strangers (v.17)
  • Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you (v.18)
  • Rejoice in the wife of your youth (v.18)
  • Why be captivated, my son by an immoral woman (v.20)


Lesson #2: The Positive outcome of following the above:

  • Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned (v.2)
  • Your wife will be a fountain of blessing for you (v.18)
  • You will rejoice in the wife of your youth (v.18)
  • She(the wife of your youth) is a loving deer, a graceful doe (v.19)
  • The wife of your youth breasts will satisfy you always (v.19)
  • You will always be captivated by her(the wife of your youth) love (v.19)

Lesson #3: The Negative effects of not following the above:

  • You  will taste her poison, and be cut by the dangerous double-edged sword that she carries (v.4)11410417_901757226557472_1692028440_n
  • She will lead you down to death; her steps will lead you straight to the grave (v.5)
  • She will cause you to care nothing about the path to life (v.6)
  • You will stagger down a crooked trail and not realize it with her (v.6)
  • If you do go near the door of her house, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved (v.9)
  • Strangers will consume your wealth and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor (v.10)
  • In the end you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body (v.11)
  • You will say, “How I hated discipline!  If only I had not ignored all the warnings!  Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers?  Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?  I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace (v.12,13, 14)
  • You will become a evil man, and you will be held captive by your own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold you (v.12)
  • You will die for lack of self-control; You will be lost because of your great foolishness (v.23)

Verse 21 really brings the point home, “For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.

If you don’t show discernment in these things then you may be overheard making these statements, “How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings!  Oh, why didn’t listen to my teachers?  Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?  I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace.

Verses 22 and 23 sums up the results of not listening to the wisdom of the Father, “An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.  He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.”

If you understand this chapter then perhaps you see the need for prayer in the areas of discernment, listening to wisdom, discipline, being captivated by temptation, self-control, and great foolishness.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 5:21For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”

It is Prayer Time!  1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346

Proverbs Chapter 1 – God’s way/My way

Proverbs Chapter 1 – The Purpose of Proverbs 


Lesson #1: God’s Way:

16 Reasons why  you should study the Book of Proverbs every day, every month, and every year:

  1. So that you might be taught wisdom and discipline to help you understand the insights of the wise (v.2)
  2. So that you might be taught to live discipline and successful lives (v.3)
  3. So that you might gain insight, knowledge and discernment (v.4)
  4. So that you might become even wiser gaining understanding and so that you receive guidance (v.5)
  5. So that you understand that the foundation of true knowledge starts with the Fear of the LORD (v.7)
  6. So that you don’t become a fool who despises wisdom and discipline (v.7)
  7. So that you learn from the correction of your father, and you don’t neglect your mother’s instruction (v.8)
  8. So that you learn from your parents and receive a crown of grace and a chain of honor around your neck (v.9)
  9. So that you learn to turn your back on sinners when they entice you to join them (v.10)
  10. So that you learn to not go alone with those who rush to commit evil deeds (v.15, 16)
  11. So that you are not like the greedy who lust after money,  who are robbed of life (v.19)
  12. So that you don’t reject wisdom’s advice and ignore correction offered (v.25)
  13. So that you don’t end up eating the bitter fruit of living your own way, and choking on your own schemes (v.31)
  14. So that you don’t turn away from wisdom but rather to death (v.32)
  15. So that you don’t become a fool destroyed by your own complacency (v.32)
  16. So that you DO LISTEN to Wisdom and end up living in peace and untroubled by fear or harm! (v.33)

Lesson #2: Your Way:

  1. Being a fool and despising wisdom and discipline (v.7)
  2. Not listening when your father corrects you (v.8)
  3. Neglecting your mother’s instruction (v.8)
  4. Listening to the enticing words of sinners (v.10)
  5. Joining in with those who say let’s hide and kill someone just for fun, or let’s ambush the innocent (v.11)
  6. Imagining the great things we’ll get, we’ll fill our houses with all the stuff we take (v.13)
  7. Throwing your lot in with them so that you can share in the loot (v.14)
  8. Running to get on the same path with those who rush to commit evil deeds, and commit murder (v.15, 16)

Here is a video that sheds light on your way of doing things:

The overarching theme here is to have reverence for the LORD


Lesson #3: To have a positive outcome

  • One must start with the foundation of true knowledge and that is found in having true  reverence for the LORD (v.7)
  • Listen when your father corrects you (v.8)
  • Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction (v.8)
  • Turn your back on sinners that entice you join them in their adventures (v.10)
  • Don’t go along with sinners, stay far away from their paths (v.15)
  • Listen to the wise counsel of wisdom and she will share her heart with you and make you wise (v.23)
  • If you listen to wisdom you will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm (v.33)

Lesson #4: To have a negative outcome

  • One must be foolish, despise wisdom and discipline (v.7)
  • Entice others to join you in ambushing the innocent (v.10, 11)
  • Fill your houses with all the stuff that you can take (v.13)
  • Throw your lot in with thugs and share the loot (v.14)
  • Be greedy for money (v.19)
  • Insist on being simpleminded (v.22)
  • Be a mocker and relish your mocking (v.22)
  • Hate knowledge (v.22)
  • Pay no attention to wisdom (v.24)
  • Ignore wisdom’s advice (v.25)
  • Reject the correction that wisdom offers (v.25)
  • If you reject wisdom’s advice pay no attention when wisdom corrected you then you must eat the bitter fruit of living your own way, choking on your own schemes (v.30, 31)
  • When you turn away from Wisdom you turn to death (v.32)
  • Fools are destroyed by their own complacency (v.32)

The question is which way will you choose? God’s way or Your way.  What a wonderful reason to study and understand the Book of Proverbs, so that you might gain the guidance needed to choose the correct way to fulfill your purpose in God.

The last two verses of this chapter are bitter sweet if you will, “For simpletons turn away from me (Wisdom) to death.  Fools are destroyed by their own complacency.  But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:32, 33

Memorize:Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.  Let those with understanding receive guidance.Proverb 1:5 NLT

Are you praying yet?  Its Prayer Time! 

Proverbs 29 – Authority/Power

Today we all should be in chapter 29 because it  is the 29th day of the month.

Today’s foundation verse is verse 2 which states, “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.  But when the wicked are in power, they groan.


Notice the change in this verse from in authority to in power, the difference could mean your life may be in great peril.

When the godly are in authority:  

  • The people rejoice
  • The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father
  • A just king gives stability to his nation
  • Righteous people escape the trap of sin, and shout for joy
  • The godly care about the rights of the poor
  • The wise will calm anger
  • The upright seek to help the blameless people
  • The wise quietly hold back their anger
  • The king judges the poor fairly
  • Discipline children produces wisdom
  • The godly will live to see the downfall of the wicked who are in authority who allow sin to flourish
  • People are joyful because they obey the law
  • The people walk in humility which brings honor
  • The people trust the LORD and this means safety
  • The people understand that justice comes from the LORD
  • The righteous despise the unjust

  When the wicked are in power:

  • The people stubbornly refuses to accept criticism
  • The people groan
  • The men hang around with prostitutes, and their wealth is wasted
  • A unjust  king demands bribes and it destroys his nation
  • There are those who flatter their friends which lays a trap for their feet
  • Evil people are trapped by sin
  • The wicked don’t care about the rights of the poor
  • Mockers get a whole town agitated
  • A wise person takes a fool to court but gets no satisfaction
  • The bloodthirsty hate blameless people
  • Fools vent their anger
  • Rulers may pay attention to liars, which could end in all of his advisers being wicked
  • Undisciplined children causes their mothers to be disgraced
  • Sin flourishes when the wicked are in authority
  • When the people refuse to accept divine guidance, they run wild
  • Fools speak without thinking
  • A servant pampered from childhood becomes a rebel
  • Angry people start fights and hot-tempered people commit all kinds of sin
  • People full of pride end in humiliation
  • Thieves are assisted by the people and those who are sworn to tell the truth , dare not testify
  • Those who fear people are caught in a dangerous trap
  • Many seek the ruler’s favor
  • The wicked despise the godly

If you are a godly person then as you read this list you can see in our society the effects of the wicked in power.

Perhaps you even hear the people groaning because of the effects of the wicked going after absolute power in our society.

The points under the wicked in power is just what we need to be praying about, things like those who refuse to accept criticism, the demand of bribes, people trap by sin, the rights of the poor, bloodthirsty people, agitators, fools who vent their anger, and rulers who listen to liars.  LORD pleas help us because we are in a pickle.

It really is Prayer Time!  

Proverbs 28 – Moral Rot

It is the 28th day of the month and time to look at chapter 28 of Proverbs.

The foundation for today’s review will be verse 2 which is what the image below is based on.


Theme:  Two aspects of this chapter, moral rot, and wise and knowledgeable leaders.

Lesson #1: Aspects of moral rot found in this chapter:
  • The wicked running away when no one is chasing them (v.1)
  • The poor person who oppresses the poor (v.3)
  • Praise the wicked by rejecting the law (v.4)
  • Evil people who don’t understand justice (v.5)
  • Be dishonest and rich, some poor are just as dishonest (v.6)
  • Young people who have wild friends (v.7)
  • Income gain from charging high interest rates (v.8)
  • Persons who ignores the law (v.9)
  • Those who lead good people alone an evil path (v.10)
  • Rich people who think they are wise (v.11)
  • The wicked who take charge (v.12)
  • People who conceal their sins (v.13)
  • The stubborn who do not fear to do wrong (v.14)
  • The wicked ruler is dangerous to the poor (v.15)
  • A ruler with no understanding who oppresses his people (v.16)
  • Murderers who have tormented consciences that are protected (v.17)
  • The crooked who are not blameless (v.18)
  • People who chase fantasies (v.19)
  • Showing partiality
  • Greedy people who want quick riches (v.20, 22)
  • People who show partiality (v.21)
  • Doing wrong for a mere piece of bread (v.21)
  • People who love flattery (v.23)
  • Those who steal from their father and mother, and say,  “What’s wrong with that?” (v.24)
  • Those who trust their own insight (v.26)
  • Those who close their eyes to poverty (v.27)
  • When the wicked take charge (v.28)
Lesson #2: Aspects of knowledgeable leaders found in this chapter:
  • The godly who are as bold as loins (v.1)
  • The wise and knowledgeable leaders who bring stability (v.2)
  • Those who obey the law, and fight against the wicked (v.4)
  • Those who follow the LORD understand justice completely (v.5)
  • Those who understand that it is better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and rich (v.6)
  • Young people who obey the law (v.7)
  • Those who are kind to the poor (v.8)
  • Those who are honest, and they will inherit good things (v.10)
  • Those with discernment who can see right through rich people who think they are wise (see post on discernment(v.11)
  • When the godly succeed, everyone is glad (v.12)
  • Those who confess their sins, and turn from them (v.13)
  • Those who fear to do wrong and are blessed (v.14)
  • A ruler who hates corruption (v.16)
  • The blameless who are rescued from harm (v.18)
  • Those who are hard workers (v.19)
  • The trustworthy person who gets a rich reward (v.20)
  • Those who appreciate honest criticism (v.23)
  • Those who walk in wisdom (v.26)
  • Those who give to the poor (v.27)

Lesson #3: Lack nothing vs. being cursed!

If you really want to lack nothing then give to the poor, and if you want to be cursed then close your eyes to poverty (v.27)

As for me I choose to be a wise and knowledgeable leaders, because I have had a taste of the moral rot group and it was nasty.  Anytime you have the word rot associated with anything you can almost smell the awful odor it emits.  Can you even imagine swallowing this stinky object?  Every day we are presented with stinky situations caused by moral rot.

I for one am tired of the odor that is emitted by the decay that is happening in our city, states, country, and the world.

There is only one way to deal with this odor, we need lots of GLADEGods, Love, Anointing, Defense, and Encouragement.

Are you ready to do your part as a Child of God? application

What does that mean, you may ask?  It means that with God’s help you need to:

  • Allow the LORD to create in you a godly spirit
  • Ask the LORD for wisdom
  • Ask the LORD to help you obey his law
  • Follow the LORD
  • Be kind to the poor
  • Be honest in your dealings
  • Ask God for discernment
  • Confess your sins and turn from them
  • Choose not to do wrong
  • Be blameless
  • Work hard at what you do
  • Be trustworthy
  • Accept honest criticism
  • Walk in wisdom
  • Give to the poor

Do these things and you will stop the moral decay in your area at least, so get out that GLADE and join me in Prayer.

Memory Verse:  Proverbs 28:27 “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”

1eb7be86834c351f00d84c3db9cf2346  It is Prayer Time!