Daily Devotion for January 27, 2020
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
prayer for morning (e. e. cummings)
i thank God for most this
day; for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes
Heal My Spirit
Heal me, oh Lord. Heal me in my body, for it is broken and pained from the afflictions of sin.
Heal me in my mind, for it is filled with love for the things of the world, and I suffer for my disobedience to you.
Heal me in my words, for they escape my lips in vain.
Heal me in my heart, for I too often judge others, resent others, grow angry and nurse my grievances.
Heal me in my life. Like a stupid and headstrong sheep, I have wandered from your path until I became lost in the desert of pride.
And above all, I implore you: Heal me in my spirit.
I am battle-ravaged by my sin, sick by my own will. The pure spirit you gave me is wreckage and rubble. I regret every abuse of your gifts. Forgive me, dear Christ, and replenish me with your infinite mercy, with your pure, clear, perfect love, until I am restored to the perfect beauty and peace of soul that can be found only by your grace.
[The Holy Spirit lets us live in the misery of our sinfulness. We damage our ability to hear the Spirit when we do not pay attention. ]
Into your hands, O Lord, Jesus Christ, my God, I commend my spirit. Bless me and all those who pray in faith of You this day; save us and grant unto us everlasting life.
Think of the day ahead in terms of God with you, and visualize health, strength, guidance, purity, calm confidence, and victory as the gifts of His presence.
This haunting Celtic ballad from Enya reminds us, when we feel lost: Believe and you will find your way.