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.
If wisdom is like honey to your soul, how do you embrace it as a gift for your future? For what do you hope? How can you open yourself both physically and spiritually to God’s hope for your future?
—Whitney R. Simpson, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Today’s Breath Prayer
Inhale: O Lord,
Exhale: give me hope for the future.
Join the conversation.
My child, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, you will find a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.
—Proverbs 24:13-14 (NRSV)
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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