Christ is risen indeed!
“Sound a trumpet through all the earth.
Our Morning Star is alive!
Risen in splendour, He is among us;
the darkness is driven back.
We, His people, join in the dance of all creation.”
from Celtic Daily Prayer p. 270
Today as I took some time to consider the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, I picked up a book that reminded me of the treasure it holds inside: Celtic Daily Prayer, Prayers & Readings from the Northumbria Community. The words, through the Spirit infused sweet messages into my soul, which is much needed right now. We have a house full during this quarantine, and being an introvert and needing quiet time to go deep has been hard to find, and I feel frayed around the edges.
Here is an excerpt from the Holy Communion section of the book.
“There is one God and one mediator between heaven and earth, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all people.
Create a clean heart within me, O God, so that it may become Your chosen shelter and the resting place of the Holy Spirit.
I make the cross of Christ upon my breast, over the tablet of my hard heart, and I beseech the living God of the universe, may the Light of lights come to my dark heart so that I may live in the power of Your love.
Lord, I come to You. Let my heart be changed, renewed, flowing from the grace that I’ve found in You. And Lord, I’ve come to know the weaknesses I see in me will be stripped away by the power of Your love.
Hold me close, let your love surround me. Bring me near, draw me to Your side; and, as I wait, I’ll rise up like the eagle, and I will soar with You. Your Spirit leads me on by the power of Your love.
Lord, unveil my eyes, let me see You face to face: the knowledge of Your love as you live in me. Lord, renew my mind as as Your will unfolds in my life, in living every day in the power of Your love.
Hold me close, let Your love surround me. Bring me near, draw me to Your side, and as I wait, I’ll rise up like the eagle, and I will soar with you. Your Spirit leads me on by the power of Your love.
I know indeed that You are beautiful. Put forth to me the power of Your love, be leaping over the mountains of my transgressions, and wash me in the true blood of conciliation.
Pour down upon us from heaven the rich blessing of Your forgiveness. Grant to us, O Saviour of Glory, the fear of God, the love of God and His affection, and the will of God to do on earth at all times as angels and saints do in heaven.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen”
May you be blessed today with resurrection hope!
Living Your Word 2020 Opportunity!
Bernice Hopper, and Mary Brack, and I share insights through blog posts for creatively living a word of the year. In our Facebook group, we encourage one another by posting questions and prompts to inspire living out a word focus, keeping a journal etc. It is a safe place to ask for prayer and support. If you would like to connect with others in creative ways about living your word, you can ask to join our Living Your Word of the Year 2020 by clicking on the link below.
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