“I give thanks, O Lord
with all my heart;
You have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I praise you.
I bow down toward your holy temple.”
Sit and breathe in the Holy Spirit from God that gives you life.
Present yourself as His holy temple, the place where He has chosen to dwell and receive his presence in your body, your mind and in your heart.
This is the story of Jesus when he was a young boy coming of age traveling with his family to Jerusalem. There it says he listened, asking questions, giving astonishing answers to all that were present.
Jesus, through the holy spirit longs to give to us his words of wonder, to ask us the questions we hold inside us that we may fear to answer. He is there ready to astonish us, to amaze us with the endless possibilities he sees in us.
What may be, what lies ahead if we trust ourselves fully to him?
What have we to lose but our own fear of self?
Could we become like little children and be filled with wonder and curiosity?
He will listen to our questions.
He reveals the mysterines to his children if we will only wait patiently and clear our minds to hear.
Open your heart now to pray with your questions and wait silently for the answers that will come in His presence.
Here we are Lord, open and full of wonder like little children.
Many of us are Parents, Mothers and Fathers and know how hard it is to make our children understand what is best for them.
We all have also been children, lost our way and full of fear.
We cry out to you, loving Father, Jesus our friend and teacher.
Listen to our hearts , we give you permission to come and reveal how you see our situation today.
Where we hold the unanswered questions and fears.
We thank you that you have come to calm our fears and give us wonder for what lies ahead of us.
May we never give up on hope but hold on tight to what is true in you.
May we never lose our wonder nor cease to be amazed of what you are able to do in us and through us.
Lift our spirits higher this day so we may see the wonder of your working in our world.
May we be filled with holy anticipation that light will break in the cracks and
Love will always win. That everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Let us be as children this day to begin again, to love again with wonder and amazement and let go of everything else that we cannot understand.
Fill us again with you dear Jesus!