Note: This week’s New Every Morning reflections are structured differently to follow the format of our featured title Holy Listening, which offers 40 daily meditations with scripture verses for lectio divina, a yoga pose, a breath prayer, and reflection questions.
Consider how God has prepared the way for you. How is God calling you to prepare for your life’s journey? What preparation does your breath, body, and spirit need in this season of life?
—Whitney R. Simpson, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Today’s Breath Prayer
Inhale: Wise One,
Exhale: you prepare the way.
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The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah:
Look, I am sending my messenger before you.
He will prepare your way,
a voice shouting in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way for the Lord;
make his paths straight.”
—Mark 1:1-3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father who is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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