Life with God

January 23, 2013

Today’s Reflection

A LIFE WITH GOD is a life in which the rhythms of silence and listening alternate with the rhythms of sharing and service. By praying with every part of who we are, we allow the grace that pours from the will of living water to trickle through all the aspects of our being, nourishing and hydrating that which was parched and dis-eased. So begin the adventure, start the journey, follow Jesus. Allow God to transform your mind such that everything you are and everything you encounter speak with the breath of the Spirit. Let us pray.

- Daniel Wolpert
Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices

From page 171 of Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices by Daniel Wolpert. Copyright © 2003 by Daniel Wolpert. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

How would a beginning prayer for a life with God sound? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
Psalm 19:1-2, NRSV

This Week: pray for those those without adequate food and water. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

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Jill January 23, 2013 at 3:37 am

“everything you are…speak the breath of the Spirit” – if only this could be said of each of my daily encounters. Father – I want to get out of the way, so that You may shine in and through me. Keep that near the front of my mind and heart today, that You may be all in all.

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robert moeller January 23, 2013 at 5:46 am

Dear Lord, my creator, thank you for making me. I owe my life to you. Help me to understand your plan for me and help me carry it out that your name is glorified. Thank you for loving me while I was still a sinner and thank you for sending Jesus to reconcile me with you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Daily may I help to provide food and water to people whose supply is inadequate.

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mary ng shwu ling January 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Father God, transform our mind such that everything we are and everything we encounter speak with the breath of the Holy Spirit.

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