Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Mish-Mash Again...

Jesus, Living Water, help me trust the surprising and unexpected ways that I encounter you. My thirst brings me to desert places where you are the stranger at the well.

— from "What Jesus Said and Why it Matters Now"

Jesus, help me move beyond my guilt and shame. Teach me to love myself with an unconditional love that heals, transforms and reconciles.

— from "What Jesus Said and Why it Matters Now"

Today's Daily Text Reading from the Moravians:

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God.
Isaiah 41:10

We will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word. Acts 6:4

Dear God, if we pray, why do we fear? If we fear, why bother to pray? Help us to
remember to pray first and then to serve without fear. Help us to trust you to
take care of the rest of our troubles. Amen.

And today's "Saint of the Day" was Padre Pio... whom I've done some reading on, and find to be quite fascinating.