Alive Now shared many wonderful practices and one of these is Welcoming Prayer. This approach can be helpful when needing to center our thoughts and abandon our needs for control.
Many of the Welcoming lines resonate, among them “I accept what is, trusting that God will be with me no matter what happens.” This reminds me of the Footprints story (and song) and the comfort this visual and music provides me. If you haven’t seen this story or song before, or reviewed it in a while, maybe today is the day?
ACTION: When encountering “lower light” places in life, maybe revisiting the Welcoming Prayer can be part of our adaptations along with the visual of Footprints in the Sand as God walks with us?
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Wisdom is radiant and unfading, and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. … she goes about seeking those worthy of her, and she graciously appears to them in their paths, and meets them in every thought. (Wisdom of Solomon 6:12, 16)
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, November 12, 2017:
- Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 and Psalm 78:1-7
- Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 and Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
- Matthew 25:1-13
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