Season of Light 6

 

Sometimes the right word will carry a whole lot of weight. It will cut right to the heart of the matter. For me, one such word is surely.  It is a word for light in dark times; a word that forms a hinge in prayer, turning the pray-er toward God.

Two of the Lectionary texts this week involve dark and uncertain places for real people. Jesus prays for his disciples around the table before he is arrested. The full prayer is recorded in John 17. Likewise Paul and friends find themselves chained in a dark cell in the foreign province of Macedonia. Yet they find strength to pray and sing in that place. The full story is found in Acts 16.

Below is my prayer:

Season of Light 6:

You sustain me
You pray in my stead
Surely it’s you LORD
My night, my day
My drink, my bread

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AUTHOR: Adrian Taylor

I'm a third generation strawberry plant propagator, sometimes poet, backyard theologian and part-time mystic. I live in Katikati, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand with my wife Lucy, my son Sam, and daughters Coby and Caris. I enjoy social soccer with the lads and finely crafted IPA.

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