Release and Receive

November 8, 2011

“THE PROCESS OF RELEASING and receiving is …
an integral part of our spiritual journey.
We let go of pride
in order to receive other people’s loving generosity.
We let go of preconceived notions
in order to gain new insights.
We let go of painful memories
in order to begin afresh.
As we begin to let go of such things,
we’re not doing it alone.
God, who understands the nature of change,
invites and empowers us on the journey of change.

From p. 54 of Birthed in Prayer: Pregnancy as a Spiritual Journey by Kim Barker, Linda de Meillon, Leigh Harrison. Copyright © 2008 by the authors. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books.

Today’s Question

Are you being led to let go of something? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture Reading

To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
Psalm 123:1, NRSV

This Week: Pray for those who are searching for employment. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Tips for Your Spirit:

The Upper Room is offering two online retreats for the Advent season, Behold! and Child of the Light. Find out more, here.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember Martin de Porres (November 11).

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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Michael Ulmen November 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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