Beginnings’ Offering

Another wonderful poem from Daryl…

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Priority to set
Of gifting to prepare
Awakening this day
Into our time of prayer

Beginnings’ offering
When the mind is clear
One of morning light
Within the open air

Stilling of the soul
To stir the inner ear
Speaking heart to heart
Silence that we share

Birthing of this day
Creator be aware
Of outer and within
Your Presence being here

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Prayer of Thanks for the Gift of Music

This summer. let us all give thanks for music.

Worship Ideas You Can Use

A Prayer of Thanks for the Gift of Music

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of music and song, especially as we worship you. Thank you for music teachers and choir directors who are willing to take the time to teach the next generation hymns, psalms, and songs that glorify you. The music we hear and the hymns we sing in church come back to our hearts and minds throughout the week, reminding us of your great love and mercy. Amen.

– WELS Mission Prayers

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A Busy Mind Is Not An Open Mind — Living With Confidence

You’re going to learn more by letting go than you will be repeating the same thoughts over and over in your mind. You have to leave room for insight to make itself known. Your busy mind is merely keeping you busy, it’s not increasing your understanding. Begin by letting go. Begin by trusting that the […] [...]

Contemplation is

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Contemplation is
Faith of our gaze
Fixed upon Jesus
In His simple ways

I look at Him
And He looks at me
A mirrors reflection
Here what do I see?

Renouncing the self
Our heart, purify
The light of Jesus
Illumines our eyes

He teaches us
To see everything
In the light of truth
Compassion to bring

A turn of our gaze
To the mysteries
Of the life of Christ
That know no boundaries

Thus, we are learning
The inner knowing
To love Him more
Discipleship flowing

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Seeking Simplicity

Clarity in simplicity…

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Through lessons of life
A view of clarity
Let treasure of seeking
Be simplicity

Found in our prayer
Of Presence to be
Just me loving God
And let him love me

Souls of encounter
To seek unity
In humble connection
To share our story

A simple practice
In this moment to see
A grateful acceptance
Of all God’s blessing me

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