4 For the word of the Lord is upright;
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5 He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death,
and keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and shield.
21 Yea, our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let thy steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in thee.
Nourish your people, Lord, for we hunger for you word. Rescue us from the death of sin and fill us with your mercy, that we may share your presence and the joy of all the saints.
~From Morning Prayer, February 24, divineoffice.org
Don't skip breakfast. We all know that feeling of heading out into the day, fueled only by a cup of coffee. Then mid-morning hits, with a crisis or an unexpected challenge. And we are so not up for it, because by then, all the coffee does is make us grumpy and poorly equipped to make decisions. So, don't skip breakfast. And don't skip the morning filling up on the Word. Fill with mercy. Fill with Grace. Fuel up with God Himself. And then take on the inevitable crises and challenges for the day. He is enough for anything that awaits.
If #morningrun blesses you, please share the image so that others can find us here?
Motherhood can feel like the loneliest vocation in the world. Surrounded by children, who frequently bring us to our knees, both literally and figuratively, we can be overwhelmed by isolation. Mothers need community. We can be community for one another. We can encourage on another and hold each other accountable. If you like these short devotions, please share the image and send another woman here. And when you're here, please take a moment to pray with another mother who is visiting. Leave a comment and when you do, pray for the woman whose comment is just above yours. Just a moment--blessed--will begin to build community.
I like to pray when I run in the morning. Often, I listen to Divine Office and pray Morning Prayer or the Office of Readings. Then, I just take up a conversation with God. I'd love to pray for you! Please leave your prayer requests below and we can pray for each other, no matter how we spend our morning prayer time. Meet me back here tomorrow and I'll share the ponderings from my #morningrun.