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Decorative with the word renew
Good Shepherd, renew my life!

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
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.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier 

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,
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. 

~ St. Francis of Assisi

I’m participating in the @HopeWriters Challenge. Today I wrote about “renew” in my Insta account. Check out the post there.

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