Day 126 | Thursday, 23 July 2020
Exercise Group #2
Do three or four reps of all four exercises for a good program.
“The Practice of Prayer – 2”
“(Matthew 6:6; Ephesians 6:18a; 1 Timothy 2:8; 1 Peter 4:7; Jude 1:20)”
“We believe these things to be true about prayer:
that whenever we pray, we should go into our room and shut the door and pray to our Father who is in secret; and our Father who sees in secret will reward us.
that we should pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication.
that in every place people should pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or argument.
that the end of all things is near; therefore, we should be serious and discipline ourselves for the sake of our prayers.
that we should build ourselves up on our most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.”
A Prayer for Renewal
“We come to you, O great One, to renew our tired spirits.
Let us rest in you awhile and feel you surrounding us in safety and love. [long silence] It is our rest in you that calls forth new strength.
For the weary, we pray for comfort and peace.
For the worried, we pray for solace and reassurance.
For the desperate, we pray for relief and hope.
Help us all to set our priorities differently, so that you come before all other demands in our lives - for only then, we know, O God, may we be filled with your life once again for the fullest living on this earth.
Hear our prayers and grant us your peace. Amen.”
Today: Prayers for the residents of Orchard Grove, the staff and the staff member now quarantined.
Quote: “Behind all words and gestures, behind all thoughts and feelings, there is an inner center of prayer where we can meet one another in the presence of God.” -Bede Griffiths