April 2nd. ReForming.

April 2nd. ReForming.

Throughout the Lenten Journey, one the daily devotionals per week comes from the ReForming Spiritual Reflections. You can find more and download your copy on our website.

BEGIN BY FINDING A QUIET PLACE. 

Lord, for a few moments before we begin, let us be still. The cares and concerns of our day, which can so easily overwhelm us, are lifted from our shoulders to yours in stillness. The power and gentleness of your presence are sensed in stillness. The vastness of your love is felt in stillness. The promise of our faith, that your Holy Spirit will guide us both today and always, is known in stillness. We remember we are yours, the flock of your pasture, the clay in your hands, in stillness—and we find peace. AMEN.


Romans 12:1-2

O Lord, let us not conform to the ways of this world, but transform us by your Holy Spirit; renew us mind and heart that we may discern and do your will for us, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


REFLECTIONS From ReForming Spiritual Reflections

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace, knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.

~Denise Levertov

 

Simple faithfulness in prayer gives the Spirit of God a real chance to work in us, to help us be renewed in God’s hands and be conformed to God’s will. During these sacred times, we can be touched in deep, hidden, and tender places. We can become more fully aware of the divine presence and more open to God’s guidance as we are led to new places of love.

~Henri J. M. Nouwen

 

Let Your God Love You

Be silent,
be still,
alone, empty before your God. Say nothing.

Ask nothing.
Be silent.
Be still.
Let your God look upon you. That is all.

God knows and understands.
God loves you with an enormous love, wanting only to look upon you with love. Quiet.
Still.
Be.
Let your God
love you.

~Edwina Gateley


PRAYER. Gracious and Holy God, give us wisdom to perceive you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, eyes to behold you, a heart to meditate on you, and a life to proclaim you; through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.

~Saint Benedict

TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE as you close.

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