Tuesday, May 03, 2016

infinite which is yes

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
How long will you forget me, Lord?
Forever will it be?
How long until you show your face
which you've concealed from me?
 —Psalm 31:1 ( CM)
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
How long will the land mourn, and the grass of every field wither? For the wickedness of those who live in it the animals and the birds are swept away, and because people said, 'He is blind to our ways.'
—Jeremiah 12:4
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Here Jeremiah points out the connection between human wrongdoing and environmental disaster. God is not blind to our poor stewardship, our waste of earth's treasures, and our reserving too many resources for the wealthy and too few for the poor. We already see the effects on the birds and the animals. Is God blind to our responsibility for this disaster, or will we too pay the price for denying our place in the order of creation?
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
 —e.e. cummings (1950)
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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