New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

A Wakeful Faith

Spiritual Practice in the Real World

J. Marshall Jenkins • February 2000

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In the harried, expect-the-unexpected flow of everyday life, faith seems far away for many people. Your car breaks down. The bills are due. The kids need school supplies. The business report remains unwritten.

In A Wakeful Faith, Jenkins asserts that living awake to God in all of our daily affairs is the answer. Only when we become consciously aware of God's gracious activity in the details of the day can we transform and find purpose in our lives today.

"Each day brings a flood of demands for our time and attention," writes Jenkins. "Deep down, many of us feel the pace is killing us, but we do not admit it very often. After all, everyone else seems to get along okay. Something is killing us, but it is not the pace. It is the inattention to our deepest desire, the desire for God."

Filled with humor and grounded in scripture, A Wakeful Faith calls us to a refreshed sense of God's presence, which can lead to spiritual well-being in all dimensions of life. Jenkins offers practical suggestions to rouse our spiritual wakefulness and alertness to God in daily living by showing how Jesus trained disciples to perceive the kingdom and to know God.

Appropriate for individuals and small groups, A Wakeful Faith contains questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter.

Categories: Spiritual Practice
J. Marshall Jenkins is director of The Counseling Center at Berry College and a psychologist in private practice in Rome, Georgia. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina and his BA in philosophy from Davidson College.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-0912-2

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1308-2

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1309-9

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: February 2000

Trim Size: 5.25 in (w) x 8.375 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 232

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

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