Firmly Grounded In Its Truth

Almighty God, by the hand of Mark the evangelist you have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God: We thank you for this witness, and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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Where Did The Days Go?

Another week is coming to a close. This week went by fast for me. I guess, I had my mind on each day that came. I have learned not to look for the day that I enjoy the most. I live in the day that I am.

Well, I try to live in the day that I am. It’s a challenge in itself. But, why do we ponder on those days that we like so much? Perhaps we want to escape from the issues that we are going through. Or maybe we don’t know how to live in the moments that have been given to us.

I try to find something that I like doing in the day that I’m in the present moments. If I do that day by day, I can have some enjoyment in my everyday life. I try not to look for the days that I like. I like Saturdays the most. Hope you have a day or days that you truly enjoy.

May we live in the present moments that we are in.
May we find something that we enjoy doing every day.
May the Lord guide in the direction that we need to follow daily.
Amen.

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Susan

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Still Celebrating Easter

I hope all is coming along with you. Yes, we’re still in the Easter Season. I hope you know that. We tend to think that Easter is just one day. After Easter rose from the grave, He stayed on the earth for 50 days.

So that’s called for the 7 weeks of Easter. We’re into the 3rd week. I’m still eating some of my Easter candy. I had some jelly beans and peeps. Yes, Easter eggs and mints.

May we continue to journey into the Easter season. May we ponder what Easter is about. May the Lord reveal to us things that He wants us to know. Amen.

Happy Easter!
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Susan

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An Early Raiser

I’m an early raiser. I don’t know when I started doing that. I seem to watch up about the 4 ish or 5 ish am hours of the morning. I know if I sleep later, I get tired as the day continues.

I try to go to bed early. I have discovered that I need about 7 hours of rest. I tried 8 years but, it made my tried. That odd. We need our rest. Seven hours works for me.

I use to stay up late in my younger years. I recall awaking up about 7am. If I wake up in the 7am hour now, I think I would have been up super late or I was down right sick. I would could 7 am as waking up late.

I hope every one gets whatever amount of rest you need. They say when get up in years, we need more rest. I haven’t gotten to the point of 8 years of rest. Perhaps some day I will. But for now, I’m resting with 7 hours.

May the Lord grant us the rest that we need.
May we be wise with our time.
May we all have sweet dreams and plenty of rest.
Amen.

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Susan

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Perfect Justice And Saving Mercy

Almighty God, you raised up your servant Anselm to teach the Church of his day to understand its faith in your eternal Being, perfect justice, and saving mercy: Provide your Church in every age with devout and learned scholars and teachers, that we may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

via The Book of Common Prayer

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In The Quiet, Still

In The Quiet, Still
By S. A. Blakley

In the quiet, still, Listening to thoughts
So strange in hearing, Should I not or ought?

To ponder such things, Persist in doing
What’s in my heart, To like pursuing

Not from my soul realm, Feelings of dismay
But, still, in quiet, The place where to pray

My inner spirit, Leading me the way
In the quiet, still In all of my days

Thanks for reading Poem #2239

Idea on September 25, 2013 at 9:46 PM in chair by south window
Re read and made some changes on 15, March 23, 2015

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The Eyes Of Our Faith

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

Happy 3rd Week of Easter

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