Burying Time Capsule

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1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Praying Each Day - February 25

cf. http://www.prayingeachday.org/Feb25.pdf

1 - In the same way that Moslems pray several times a day, many Christians feel the need to call to mind several times a day that they really are in the Presence of God.  They remind themselves, for instance, that some of Jesus' last words after his Resurrection were:
"I will be with you until the end of time."
2- Some people find it helpful to learn a couple of lines of prayer, and simply repeat them slowly a few times a day.  That is a way of reminding themselves that they are in the Presence of God who calls them by name and loves them.
3 - Let us pray, using some words from one of the psalms in the Bible:
I thank you, Lord
for the wonder of myself,
and for the wonders of all your creation.
(Psalm 139)
4- This prayer is so short that it can be memorised and simply repeated at odd moments during the day, and no-one else would ever know that you were praying.  Some people find it's helpful to do this with a very short prayer, simply repeating it slowly a few times throughout the day.  It is a way that many people use to grow in the awareness that God is with them.  They realise that, if they really live in God's presence, they can only be positive and joyful and loving.

* Some examples of short phrases to memorise and use as occasional prayers:

I thank you
     for your faithfulness and love.
You stretch out your hand
    and save me.
(Psalm 137/138)
Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.
(Luke 23)
Lord, you know that I love you.
(John 17)
The things, good Lord, that we pray for,
give us your grace to work for.
(St. Thomas More)
Let us remember
that we are in the presence of God.
And let us adore him

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