THE NATURAL WORLD surrounds you. … Perhaps you already take walks in a park or around your neighborhood. The next time you do this, look up; see the sky. Look at the trees or the flowers or even the weeds that struggle to grow through cracks in the sidewalk. Listen for the birds. Then draw your attention to the One who created all this. Ask God to make you aware of the presence of the Holy in all things. Realize that God is all around you. Ask yourself, Do I see Christ in the birds and hear the Spirit in the wind? As you ask the question, allow yourself to be drawn into the silence of prayer. Listen for the voice of Jesus.
– Daniel Wolpert
Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices
From page 144 of Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices by Daniel Wolpert. Copyright © 2003 by Daniel Wolpert. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Spend time outside if you are able. Ask yourself where you see Christ. Share your thoughts.
37:3 He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.”
Ezekiel 37:3, NRSV
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This week we remember: Isidore the Farmer (May 15).
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