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Daily Prayer - 2013-03-04


Lord, you are always there
waiting for me. 
May I never be too busy to
find time to spend in your presence.


I try to let go of concerns and worries
that may be dragging me down at this present moment.
I place any concerns I have in Gods hands
- at least for these few minutes of prayer.


How am I really feeling? Lighthearted? Heavy-hearted?
I may be very much at peace, happy to be here.
Equally, I may be frustrated, worried or angry.
I acknowledge how I really am. It is the real me that the Lord loves.

The Word of God

Luke 4:24-30

And he said, "Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian." When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

Some thoughts on today's scripture

  • Many achieve more among strangers than in their native place. They haven’t to endure any family prejudice against them. Locals often don’t accept one of their own.
  • God, however, is always searching especially for the one who will receive him. Elijah went out of his way to the widow in Sidon. Elisha cured no leper in Israel, but Naaman the Syrian. There needs to be some spiritual opening in a person for God to act in a miraculous way.
  • The people of Nazareth wanted Jesus to perform miracles in his native place, but Jesus could see no indication that they were worthy to be given such a favour.


Sometimes I wonder what I might say if I were to meet you in person Lord.
I think I might say "Thank You Lord" for always being there for me.
I know with certainty there were times when you carried me, Lord.
When it was through your strength I got through the dark times in my life.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.


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