Lenten Reading for Monday, March 11, 2013:
Gracious and Loving God, thank you for this new day, its beauty and its light. Today, I rededicate myself to you and open fully to receive your Holy Spirit.
As I go out into this world today, may your Spirit go with me. Direct my footsteps, dear God, that I might become a more faithful disciple of your Good News. Transform me into a channel for your healing grace.
Call me into stewardship. Illumine my heart, my mind, my very being. Fill me with strength and compassion, courage and wisdom. Use me, dear Lord, as never before, to be a part of your great plan for the healing of this earth.
Reveal to me my true calling, dear God, that I may contribute the gifts you have given me fully to this world. May all my labors be grounded in truth, integrity and excellence. May they be an outlet for your abundant love. May they fulfill a divine mission and shine upon the darkened places of this earth.
Today, I seek to light a pathway to your reconciling love. Show me, dear Lord, how to make this world a safer more beautiful place, the fullest reflection of your divine radiance. I ask these things humbly in Christ Jesus' name.
Written by Jamie Rude - April 4, 2003
inspired by Marianne Williamson's, Illuminata
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