Friday, April 13, 2012

Pause.

We believe and trust in God the Father Almighty.
We believe and trust in Jesus Christ His Son.
 We believe and trust in the Holy Spirit.
We believe and trust in the Three in One.

Teach me, dear Lord, to number my days;
that I may apply my heart unto wisdom.
Oh, satisfy me early with Thy mercy,
that I may rejoice and be glad all of my days.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us;
and establish Thou the work of our hands, dear Lord.

Let nothing disturb thee,
nothing affright thee;
all things are passing,
God never changeth!
Patient endurance attaineth to all things;
who God possesseth
in nothing is wanting;
alone God sufficeth.

-Daily Office: Midday Prayer,

Getting back into a daily office this week, inspired by this post.
Having intentional times throughout the day built in to stop and pause and remember to turn to Him
is good.

(PS: In other news, I got up and drove across town at 6:45 this morning to help some friends get their 33 new baby chicks set up before I headed to class...)

Human Needs Global Resources Covenant, 2009

As fellow travelers on this journey, we commit to this covenant before God. Lord, in Your mercy, hear these our prayers:

When confronted with scarcity, need, and inadequacy, may we be nourished by the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. Abundance overflows from Your table, sustaining all who come in faith. Father, help us.

When monotony blurs our vision and dulls our senses, may we encounter others as Christ did, through intentional presence in daily life, submitting as clay to be formed into vessels filled with the Spirit. Christ, guide us.

When wounded by the fractured condition of Your people, may we be united by Your Lordship in faith, hope, and love; seeing, as through the facets of a diamond, the beautiful spectrum of Your light reflected onto Your holy Church joined in praise. Spirit, empower us.

When all Creation groans, afflicted by injustice and driven to despair, may the promise of redemption root us in the hope of Your Kingdom: "Behold, I am making all things new!"

Holy Trinity, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve You with gladness and singleness of heart.

Amen.