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.
Before you start your day, sit in silence. Come into the presence of God. Remember that centering time throughout the day. Share your thoughts.
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.
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This week we remember: Margaret Clitherow (March 25).
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