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Start Each Day with a Prayer

Today’s Reflection

Let me start each day with a prayer
instead of a to-do list ringing in my mind.
Free me to take time to get away
and to be with you, basking in your presence
and listening for your voice rather than
paying attention to the voices around me
and in me that say, “Do this. Do that.”
Today let me be busy asking you,
“What should I do next?” and
“How can I please you?”

devozine, September/October 2015

Prayer by Elaine Creasman [Largo, Florida], page 63 in devozine, September/October 2015. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Luke 4:12-13, NRSV

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  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling February 14, 2016, 1:32 am

    Help us God to start each day with a prayer, by seeking your guidance and strength to live a life that is pleasing to you.

    Wishing everyone a joyous Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️❤️

  • robert moeller February 14, 2016, 3:53 am

    Had a very tough time getting on email while on a short trip to Jamaica. Was not able to get on until yesterday morning after a phone call to California. Had a wonderful few days in warmer than the Albany NY area Montego Bay.

    Thankful for a safe trip, Ash Wednesday service at Bethel Methodist church in Hopewell Jamaica, and restful days near the beach. Thankful our heat was quickly restored last night. It was -8 and headed to -11. Thank You, Lord.

    Yes, starting the day with the Lord is the best beginning. Church and Valentine’s Day today. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Many blessings!

    Preparing for Anneliese’s hip surgery now scheduled for the 25th.

  • Jill February 14, 2016, 6:11 am

    How good that you were able to get to a warmer space for a bit, Robert. Very frigid here, as well. Waiting to see if we get hit by this next storm, or just grazed.
    Yes, Father – may the words that I focus on be Your Words…not the voices in my head, and the noise of the world. Help me to move in rhythm with Your Spirit.
    Thank You for being the author of Love.

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