Morning Meditation, June 26, 2020
Today’s meditation focuses on our awareness of the holy, and includes readings from the book of Jeremiah and the reflections of Julian of Norwich. Enjoy, and have a wonderful day!
Morning Meditation, June 24, 2020 Enjoy today’s meditation, accompanied by prayers of gratitude and intention. Have a wonderful day!
From Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.:
You, the one From whom on different paths All of us have come.
To whom on different paths All of us are going. Make strong in our hearts what unites us;
Build bridges across all that divides us; United, make us rejoice in our diversity,
At one in our witness to your peace, A rainbow of your glory. Amen
And from Rev. Max Coots:
Let us pray to the God who holds us in the hollow of his hands – to the God who holds us in the curve of her arms – to the God whose flesh is the flesh of hills and hummingbirds and angleworms – whose skin is the color of an old black woman and a young white man. and the color of the leopard and the grizzly bear and the green grass snake – whose hair is like the aurora borealis, rainbows, nebulae, waterfalls, and a spider’s web – whose eyes sometimes shine like the evening star, and then like fireflies, and then again like an open wound – whose touch is both the touch of life and the touch of death – and whose name is everyone’s, but mostly mine. And what shall we pray? Let us say, “Thank you.”
Morning Meditation, June 23, 2020 Today’s meditation focuses on peace, and on awareness of our breath. Our readings include an interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer, from A New Zealand Prayer Book, as well as a reading from the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
From Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Write it on your heart That every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day Who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; Begin it well and serenely with too high a spirit To be cumbered with your old nonsense. This new day is too dear, With its hopes and invitations, To waste a moment on the yesterdays.
and a version of the Lord’s Prayer, from the New Zealand/Maori Anglican liturgy, A New Zealand Prayer Book (Harper Collins 1997, p.181):
Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain bearer, Life-giver Source of all that is and that shall be, Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe! The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world! Your heavenly will be done by all created beings! Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth!
With the bread we need for today, feed us. In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us. In times of temptation and test, strengthen us. From trial too great to endure, spare us. From the grip of all that is evil, free us. For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and forever. Amen.