Daily Worship

Silence and Space

March 04, 2018 0
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Psalm 19: 1-4

1 The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
2 Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
3 There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,

“The language of God is silence” so says Thomas Merton, yet, many of us crave sound… we need it to fill the gaps, the emptiness … The Psalmist points out for us that speech is unnecessary with God, remember the super-moon that recently called our attention to the Creator? Have you seen the snow drop, the crocus, pushing through the months of Winter weather… again?

Accept God’s invitation to commune… listen… for heaven touches earth when we are silent long enough to allow the Holy One to fill the voids in our lives… 

The strength of the dry stone wall is the strategically placed spaces. Where are we creating space to receive God?

 

Eternal God, give me eyes to see Your speech, 

ears to hear Your voice, 

a heart to love steadfastly and a mind to obey without question. 

Amen.

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Lent Challenge Prayer
Lord help us to embrace everyday spirituality, discover the fantastic in the ordinary and keep watch for the moments when heaven touches earth.

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