Daily Bread January 25

Courage
Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Spiritual Formations Ministries


How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” -Isaiah 52:7

With all these questions
And expectations
And distractions
I come to the threshold
Of your presence
Weary and enlivened
Standing on the edge of
Vastness
Trembling with a
Joy-Fear-Awe

Do I dare enter in?
Do I dare set aside these
Safe preoccupations
To risk encounter
With the One
Who is the source of all?

Love so deep and pure
I ache even in nearness
Light so radiant
The path ahead is holy obscured
What will it mean
To get this close
To the mystery beyond imagination?

Courage Courage Courage
Is the
Pulsing
Prayer
Within

Give me the courage to seek you
In the invitations I’ve ignored
In the spaces I’ve neglected
In the deep wordlessness
Of prayer I don’t control

Courage Courage Courage
To follow
The yearning
That will change me

Prayer Phrase

“Light dawns on a weary world.” CCS 240

Spiritual Practice

The Light of God

Epiphany invites us to focus on the light of God. Close your eyes and draw your attention to your breath. As you breathe gently in and out, reflect on the statement, “The light of God is in all things.” The light has a bright, soft beauty and radiates God’s healing love. The light of God reaches you and permeates you with a deep sense of peace. Rest in the light as it surrounds and fills you. Thank God that you live in God’s light and it lives in you.

Today’s Prayer for Peace

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