November 17 Prayer
There is no sun shining today, only a cloud enshrouded sky.
I am thankful to be alive if wisdom is by my side.
‘Here am I, Mary responds to the Lord's call to be the host home in which the Christ child will dwell.
‘Even a sparrow finds a home, a swallow builds a nest to raise her young.’
‘Wisdom has built her house, she calls, come and eat at my table, there is spread out for you everything you need to be nourished and fully live.
‘Take and eat, this is my body broken for you.’
Leave your foolish ways behind, and grow in the way of understanding.
Everyday we begin again.
We can grow in our understanding by attending to the Christ that dwells within.
Christ has made his home in you when you say yes to him.
A dwelling place to abide in.
He is your home and you are his.
Hang out a while with your thoughts and feelings in prayer.
Notice where your foolish ways have been and grow to choose wisdom.
She is already there waiting for you to come and listen, to come and respond like Mary.
‘Lord here am I, ready to serve You. I accept whatever You have for me.
I surrender the old ways of doing and thinking that only lead me down a broken path.
Jesus, you have everything I need.
I come and eat from the bread that gives me life.
May I pay attention to wisdom working in me today.
May I bring the bread of life to others that are in need.
Show me the hungry today that are desperate for a crumb.
May they know there’s a feast already prepared for them to eat.
Begin to live and let wisdom extend your life to be fruitful in every way.’