PRACTICE SAYING “GOD IS HERE” the next time you are assaulted by your neighbors’ quarreling, see someone carelessly toss trash from a car, get drenched in an unexpected rainstorm, or bite into a mealy and tasteless apple.
From his own experience, Saint Francis of Assisi learned that the deeper lessons of God came when one embraced all things, even that which isn’t beautiful.
When we turn our attention to both delightful and painful ways God can get to us through our senses, we discover yet another way to pray in the midst of our daily lives.
– Jane E. Vennard with Stephen D. Bryant
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Where have you recently been surprised by God’s presence? Share your thoughts.
Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.
Isaiah 29:1-2, NRSV
This Week: pray for those young children. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember Emily Balch (January 11).
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