September 1st Prayer
“In the morning
When I began to wake,
It happened again, that feeling,
That you, Beloved,
Had stood over me
All night long..keeping watch
That as soon as I began to wake
You put your lips upon
and lit a holy lamp
Inside my heart” -hafiz
‘Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.’ 1Cor.2:10-13
‘Search me, God, with your loving gaze and know my heart; find out everything that may be hidden within me.
Test me and sift through all my anxious cares. Lead me on the path that brings me back to you.’ Psalms 139:23-24
What beauty there is when we look up into a dark starry lit sky. It is immense and with all of our searching we cannot behold all of it’s mysteries and vastness.
We look upon our humanness with a human mind.
The creation speaks beyond our humanity and into the spiritual.
For God is spiritual and he is the original author of all created things.
The depths of God, these profound realities, the spiritual things are revealed to us by the willingness of the Holy Spirit.
Spirit who can really see and explore all things. He sees into our hearts and knows all of our hidden impulses and secrets. The Spirit is the one who will search us and lead us back to himself.
Allow the Holy Spirit now to come and illuminate your heart. There is no fear here, only the gaze of love and understanding. He will light a holy lamp inside your heart and lead you on an everlasting path.
Pause and receive this blessing now of presence.
May the gaze of love draw you to a place of peace
To let go of all that causes you to become anxious.
May the light of the Holy Spirit draw you on a the path that leads to life.
May you offer this life, this hope, in the night to others that have no hope.
Receive the Spirit that reveals the depths of God, so you may open them up to others that are seeking.
We pray as one:
God’s Holy Spirit is love.
We allow your presence to illuminate us
in the cave of our hearts.
O beautiful night, enfold us,
hold us, transform us, surround us,
and hold our light like
Sky to star.-
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