By two wings is man lifted above earthly things…simplicity and purity. Simplicity in the intention, purity in the affection. ― Thomas à Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ
PRAYER: (from the Lectionary)
“Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior, in Whose Name we pray, AMEN.”
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 19
PRAYER FOCUS: Praying
Did you know that sometimes it is enough to just pray, “Here I am, Lord”?
This week’s Psalm begins with “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands” and ends with “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer”. A psalm of David, it frames both the majesty of Creator and the intimacy of Father in one brief lyric. The Bible is full of such beautiful discoveries.
Praying is so simple. And it is such a pure joy.
It’s Monday Morning. Have you been missing your prayer time with your Heavenly Father? We’d like to offer our prayer that your time with the Lord this week will be “more precious than gold, and sweeter than honey.”