GRANT ME GRACE this day
to rest and remember
that there is nothing I have to do,
nothing I have to buy or sell,
nothing I have to produce or consume
in order to become who I already am:
your beloved creation.
May your overworked creation
and those who cannot rest today
come to know the liberation of your sabbath.
– Sam Hamilton-Poore
Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation
From page 129 of Earth Gospel by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Copyright © 2008 by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Used with permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13, NRSV
This Week: pray for a willingness to obey the Lord. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Antoinette Brown Blackwell (November 5).
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