Movement of Prayer
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
St. Francis of Assisi
I have recently downloaded the Book of Common Prayer App onto my phone that provides devotional prayer and sets alerts to remind you to pray. This prayer by St. Francis of Assisi is one that is used each day to begin Midday Prayer. It may sound familiar as it was also used by Pastor Caleb in a recent sermon. As I prayed this prayer throughout the week, I was reminded how the repetitive use of a prayer can provide spiritual focus as the Holy Spirit continues to move through our words. Prayer not only moves through us, but can also move us to action. Even when we repeat the same words, the Holy Spirit calls out to us in new ways. I hope that you too feel the Spirit moving through this prayer. Pastor Caitlyn