A couple of people have asked where that prayer came from yesterday. It’s from the excellent book, ‘Seeking God’s Face’. It’s a book of set readings and prayers going throughout the church year. Each day there is a verse to start you off, a psalm to read, a section of bible, reflection time on that, free prayer time, a set prayer and another verse to end with.
It’s kept me sane over the last year as each day can take as short as it takes to skim read the words or as long as you have to reflect deeply on them. I’ve loved it for keeping me consistent in reading the Bible, in remembering God each day and in guiding me through the various stages of the year. We’re in advent at the moment and each page is full of passages and prayers calling me to expectantly wait for Jesus. It’s a brilliant reminder of the reality that this is God’s world each day. It doesn’t matter if you miss a day, you just go to the next day and although I miss out on a deeper study of a single book I’m not sure my brain/time would allow for that in this season of life. I also usually manage to retain at least one thought from it to head into my day with.
My lovely sister in law also uses this and blogs her thoughts over at The Joshua Tree. She and my brother gave it to me last year knowing all that would lie ahead in this crazy adventure of parenthood and how much it would be of help. I’m very grateful.
Also it’s got a pretty cover and has a forward by Eugene Peterson. What could be better?