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Quiet Inside

Today’s Reflection

CARRY A LITTLE QUIET inside you
while the world continues
in rush and rage
fighting and frenzy.

Carry a little quiet inside you
so that the worry and war
trouble and tumult
do not capture you in their grip.

Tarry in the Son-filled meadow of the heart
beside the still waters
where God’s Spirit refreshes and renews

Carry so much quiet inside you
that you have some extra calm
to share with me.

– Safiyah Fosua

The Africana Worship Book: Year A

From page 37 of The Africana Worship Book: Year A, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2006 by Discipleship Resources. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Discipleship Resources. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Before you start your day, sit in silence. Come into the presence of God. Remember that centering time throughout the day. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.”
John 9:39, NRSV

This Week: pray for courage to witness. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Did You Know?

Looking for a time to get away? Rest? Renew? Join The Upper Room this July 13 – 17 for SOULfeast at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina as we engage the Living Psalms. Leadership includes Roberta Bondi, Rob Fuquay, Dana Trent, and more!

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:   Margaret Clitherow (March 25).

Lectionary Readings

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  • Jill March 30, 2014, 4:35 am

    A picture on Sight Psalms helped center me this morning. It was a picture taken by the water at either sun up or sun down. I imagined the silence that would have been in that serene scene. A very stilling effect. Then I looked at a sunrise picture I had taken several years ago in Carolina that I have hanging on my wall. Looking forward to a quiet day and hopefully a quieter week.

  • robert moeller March 30, 2014, 7:10 am

    With the Lord, the “little quiet,” no matter what it’s size, is sufficient to carry us through. Yesterday’s blessing, work on repairing the townhouse is finally, really, and completely done. Its finished. Thank You Lord. This morning with the rain drops on the roof I felt the “little quiet” coming to me. Church today, that’s a blessing too! Hopefully my computer will get checked out this afternoon and I’ll be able to work on another important task, moving my son.

    In all of this Lord, I am trying in the way You have given me to witness to You. May I be faithful. In Your name I pray. Amen.

  • Tim Littrell March 30, 2014, 7:38 am

    How important it is to take that morning solitude to just “be” with God and how often I just go through the motions. Give me the gift of persistence, Lord.

  • Debbie March 30, 2014, 8:13 am

    I have so many cares on my heart this morning. I fell like Peter sinking quickly. I will reach out my heart and hand to my Jesus. He will save me this day. I will cast all my cares upon My Lord because He cares for me. Thank you Jesus. Thank you body of Christ for your prayers. Amen

  • John March 30, 2014, 8:18 am

    God is not the author of confusion, He is the God of Peace. To know His peace in the storms of life and the assurance of being with Him forever keeps us going.”I will not be afraid of 10,000 people who have set themselves round about me” . That’s the Presense of His Peace in the midst of confusion.

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