Celtic PrayersNew Every Morning | April 20, 2023
Cancer helps me turn ordinary moments—laughing, weeping, eating, worshiping, writing, gardening, praying, discovering—into encircling acts of holy protection. And humbling moments too, such as leaning on my husband and others like I did on my walking stick in Iona. I have learned from both sides of the Atlantic that any place can be a thin place. I don’t have to cross an ocean or step into the past to find signs of God’s Spirit breaking through.
—Jan Woodard, Texting Through Cancer: Ordinary Moments of Community, Love, and Healing (Upper Room Books, 2021)
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The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge.
—Psalm 19:1-2 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of All,
In you I trust.
All will be well.
All will be well.
All will be well. Amen.
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I guess the fact that I chose to go back to my old church and that I was so warmly greeted even though I was a stranger. Now I have many friends and am no longer left standing around afterward, alone and like an island.
Yesterday at, Bible Study, I asked the minister to recommend a book on John Wesley and he gave me one of his on loan. I hope to have time soon to peruse it. I also asked the secretary to add to the bulletin an announcement regarding a caregiver’s support group several of us are trying to start.