JESUS IMMERSED HIMSELF IN PRAYER when there was so much to be done and so little time to do it. Why? Time to nurture the spirit was not, and is not, a secondary luxury to be attended to only after all the real work gets done. It precedes busyness and routine. Indeed, setting aside time to nurture the spirit can transform busyness and routine into opportunities for faithful living. The question is not whether you can afford to have such times of immersion and inspiration. The question is whether you can afford not to have them.
Grant me, O God, a time and place of inspiration.
Immerse me in your presence, that I may know you with me in every time and place.
In Jesus Christ. Amen.
– John Indermark
Traveling the Prayer Paths of Jesus
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Today’s Scripture Reading
For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith.
Romans 4:13, NRSV
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