GRACIOUS LORD, where can I go from your Spirit or flee from your presence, for you are everywhere? Help me to receive this word not as a curse but as an amazing blessing, for you promise to lead me by your hand and hold me in your arms as your beloved child. Amen.
– Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright
A Life-Shaping Prayer
From page 115 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008 by Paul Wesley Chilcote. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’
Luke 15:21, NRSV
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This week we remember John Wesley (March 3).
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