You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Gratitude and Wonder
Each day when I wake I am astonished to still be part of this amazing life with all its complexity, diversity, and deep dependence upon the whole. As a christian Universalist, I’ll show that wonderment with a prayer of gratitude and a prayer of awe. But that is only the beginning of the day. How shall I live reverently the rest of the day? How shall I attend to the whole of life, to the whole of creation? How shall I join in the healing and hope of the Holy today? Eco-justice-making is broad path of my living with reverence, from tending the health of where I live to seeking to protect places I will never go and help peoples I will never meet. That is the way of reverence. We may only know imperfectly and in part. We are finite in our hours and our days. But together, tending the good of the whole, we give ultimate praise and thanks, praying without ceasing as our deeds reflect our words, our dreams, and our hearts.
by Rev. Naomi King, City of Refuge Ministries TO READ MORE
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