03 Jun Psalm 90:14 (God reaches down to us)
Posted on Tuesday 03 June, 2008
Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days. Psalm 90:14
Living Faith snippets: “So often as the day breaks, in flood the cares of the world: the unresolved entanglements, the incompleted work, the undiagnosed ache or pain. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the kindness of the Lord flooded in at the same time?” by Mark Neilsen
Rich’s comments: Every morning at daybreak, I begin my day by reading scripture and praying to God. I believe this places God at the foundation of my day, and allows me to build my day around God instead of simply trying to fit God into my day. It is important to have prayer and reflection with God in absolute silence, devoid of distractions. Sometimes I find that even when my environment is quiet my mind is as noisy as a busy intersection. It takes practice to find that place of silence in your mind. The real purpose of silence is to be able to hear God with inner ears. It is in this silence that I am most aware of God’s presence. God, may we discover the inner meaning of silence and learn the wisdom that heals the world. Send peace and joy to each quiet place, to all who are waiting and listening. May your still small voice be heard through Christ, in the love of the Spirit. Amen.
Feast Day: Today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions. King Mwanga began to insist Christian converts abandon their new faith, and executed many Catholics between 1885 and 1887; many of them were officials in the court of the king or otherwise very close to him, including Lwanga. After a massacre of Anglicans in 1885 the court’s resident Catholic priest, Joseph Mukasa, reproached the king for the deed. Mwanga had Mukasa beheaded and arrested all of his followers. Lwanga took up Mukasa’s duties, and secretly baptized those of his pupils who had only been catechumens. Carl Lwanga and 21 other Catholics were burnt alive on June 3, 1886. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Charles_Lwanga_and_Companions)
Our Prayers: Abortion, our enemies, our troops, China earthquake, Myanmar cyclone, depression/despair, prisoners (metanoia), Vicki Miller (her cancer treatment), Kay Castle (Gary and Cindy Hogman. Gary is serving in Iraq while his wife is fighting cancer.)
Faith quote: “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” by Blaise Pascal
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Outreach: Let’s gladly invite those near us to join our LIFE Devotions group (Mark 16:15), providing routine spiritual connection and strength (simply forward a devotion with an invitation).
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” “If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.”
* Defend the unborn:
Websites at life-devotions.blogspot.com
. ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Click for Prayer to End Abortion
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service. Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!