September 23 Prayer
“How good God is, blessed are you who run to him.
He takes delight in his children.
Sing to the Lord a new song.”
He takes delight in us, enjoys us, loves us even when we worry.
Thinking of all the places that I find joy and delight.
A walk on the sandy shore,
floating upon the waters of the sea, and
my most happy place,
in the sea with all the wonderful creatures and sea world under.
All my cares seem to vanish there when I am
entrenched with beauty and wonder.
The sights and sounds, tastes and smells surround me and bring me joy.
And a new song arrives within me.
There are places that are just for you.
Places of discovery, places of joy and delight.
When you allow yourself to let go of worry you will find
a spacious opening in your soul.
Then your eyes may see and your mouth may taste how good God is.
There is so much trouble all around
that can weigh down your heart and mind.
Take the time, anytime to run to him.
Like a good Papa
ready to receive you with open arms.
He will lift you up high,
higher than the circumstances to draw you close into his heart.
It’s time to sing a brand new song!
Wherever you are and whatever you are feeling
let a spontaneous song rise up from within you.
Begin to feel the weightlessness of your body
as you are lifted up from
the weights of worry that keep you down.
Begin to sing your new song and let it become your prayer.
Ps. 149:1-4, Ps.34:8