September 22 Prayer
There is a really deep well inside me. And in it dwells God. Sometimes I am there, too … And that is all we can manage these days and also all that really matters: that we safeguard that little piece of You, God, in ourselves.
—Etty Hillesum, 1914-1943
Christ be near, Christ with me, in my heart and in my mind. JESUS calls us his brothers, his mother, his very own family. ‘Those that hear the word of God and do it.’Lk. 8
Our faith is built upon knowing God, who He is in you.
The inner dwelling of Christ in you, the place to draw upon inner truth.
If Christ is my brother then what does that make me?
If He is with me then where does that put me?
If Christ is closer to me than a brother or friend, he is closer than I am to myself.
My very being, my body, my mind, and my heart becomes a holy sanctuary, a sacred temple.
Pause to imagine a place where God dwells
In stillness and beauty.
Let that place be in you as we pray.
‘Christ Jesus the anointed One, you are our all in all, our holy place, our everything.
We bow down with humble hearts to even believe your word that you have made us holy. That through our union with You, will carry out God,the Father’s perfect plan on this earth.
We surrender to your tremendous love that cascades over us now.
May we glorify your grace as you unfold your plan through us this day.
May we safeguard that inner quiet, the still place where you dwell within us. Keep us from the pull of the world that drags us downwards and make our faces look upwards towards your glory.
May we hear your word today and do it!
1Cor. 6:19-20, Eph.1