Whether we are walking through valleys or through ordinary days, the practices that keep us rooted are the same. When things are going well, we sometimes lose focus and cut back on the habits that keep us grounded. Faithfulness helps us stay on the path, keeping us connected with the Holy One, so that we are ready to face whatever valleys we encounter.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff—
they comfort me.
—Psalm 23:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness
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