This week's reflection focuses on peace. The International Day of Peace occurs this Friday 21 September.
Reflection of the week
Posted in Faith
Loving God, my faith is small: remind me of your compassion… Anxiety is a heavy weight; how I need the peace of your presence!
God of peace, wholeness, healing and loving kindness, I come to you now and seek your face.
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. – Psalm 42:1-2
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I will again praise him, my help and my God. – Psalm 42:5
My soul's hunger is satisfied by you, O God. My spirit's thirst is quenched by your presence. You replace anxiety with hope and emptiness with peace. You heal me deep within.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me. – Psalm 23:4
My cup overflows. – Psalm 23:5
God of my life, remind me daily that you are with me, both in the darkness and in the morning; you are there in times of pain as well as in times of joy. May my growing faith encourage those around me to also trust in your mercy and compassion. Amen.
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