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Daily Prayer - 2013-05-22

Presence

Dear Lord as I come to you today
Fill my heart and my whole being
with the wonder of Your presence

Freedom

I ask for the grace
to let go of my own concerns
and be open to what God is asking of me,
to let myself be guided and formed by my loving Creator.

Consciousness

In the presence of my loving Creator,
I look honestly at my feelings over the last day,
the highs, the lows and the level ground.
Can I see where the Lord has been present?

The Word of God

Mark 9:38-40

John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us."

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • What sorts of feelings does this story evoke in me? God’s power is not limited to ‘church’ or institution. A major theme throughout the Gospels is how God works so often through outcasts - the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) and for outcasts - the cure of the daughter of the Canaanite worman (Matthew 15:21-28).
  • Jesus said ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens’ (Matthew 11:28). He did not call just believers. He wants all to come to him! Where is my heart in response to this call?

Conversation

Jesus, you always welcomed little children when you walked on this earth.
Teach me to have a childlike trust in you.
To live in the knowledge that you will never abandon me.

Conclusion

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.

Amen

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