Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:23-24 NLT)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our feverish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind;
In purer lives Thy service find,
In deeper reverence, praise.
Drop Thy still dews of quietness
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of Thy peace.
Breathe thru the heats of our desire~ John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy coolness and Thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak thru the earthquake, wind and fire,
O still small voice of calm.
Intentional quiet, reflection, and being still are part of the renewal process —
Paul writes, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” Join me in praying today …
Most High, Glorious God,~ St. Francis of Assisi
enlighten the darkness of our minds.
Give us a right faith,
a firm hope and a perfect charity,
so that we may always and
in all things act according to Your Holy Will.
I’m participating in the @HopeWriters Challenge. Today I wrote about “renew” in my Insta account. Check out the post there.