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Daily Prayer - 2013-10-14

Presence

I pause for a moment and think of the love
and the grace that God showers on me:
I am created in the image and likeness of God;
I am God's dwelling-place.

Freedom

Lord, I let go of the worries, resentments and fears
That I can sometimes hold on to so tightly.
Let me open my hands and my heart to receive freely
All the gifts that I need at this time.

Consciousness

Lord, you are present in all things
And when I take time to simply sit and be with you
My mind rests
And I feel your peace.

The Word of God

Luke 11:29-32

When the crowds were increasing, Jesus began to say, "This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation. The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the people of this generation and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here! The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here!"

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • There is always an interest in the unusual and the spectacular. There is a demand for signs as the ordinary does not seem to be not enough to impress or prove anything. It needs wisdom to see the deeper gift, to appreciate what lies hidden in the everyday. Lord, give us eyes to see the signs that are present and the ability to recognise your presence in the ordinary.
  • Curiosity plays a significant role in the life of many. They want to know and feel they are entitled to know. May we have curiosity about Jesus and the desire to know him and his ways more fully. We pray for a conversion of heart to bring us to a fuller relationship with him who invites us to live the ordinary in an extraordinary way.

Conversation

What is stirring in me as I pray?
Am I consoled, troubled, left cold?
I imagine Jesus himself standing or sitting at my side and share my feelings with him.

Conclusion

I thank God for these few moments we have spent alone together and for any insights I may have been given concerning the text.

Amen

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