For the next twenty-four hours, whenever you find yourself waiting (for a phone to be answered, for a computer to come on, for a traffic light to change), pray this prayer with the rhythm of your breathing: “O God, you are my hope.” In your mind, say, “O God,” as you inhale and “you are my hope” as you exhale.
– by Mary Lou Redding
While We Wait
From page 27 of While We Wait: Living the Questions of Advent by Mary Lou Redding. Copyright © 2002 by Mary Lou Redding. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Try the prayer exercise described above. Share your thoughts.
See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight–indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
Malachi 3:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Nicholas (December 6).
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