Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious
favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our
works begun continued, and ended in you, we may glorify
your holy Name, and finally, by your mercy, obtain
everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.

It's so hard to keep from compartmentalizing our lives: family life here; work life there; God's time, in church on Sunday. How much we have to recognize our utter need of God's loving direction in all our doings, continually! How often do I begin and end what I'm doing in such a way as to allow God's mercy, compassion, love, protection, peace to be the "atmosphere" of that beginning or doing?

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