My therapist was right. I needed to halt my brain and body’s automatic response to my mother’s sudden illness and death to begin my journey of healing. I needed to cut off my cognitive engine and pull the parking brake. But—in accordance with my control-freak, teacherly ways—I knew I had to write my own curriculum. No apps; no technology. I had to forge my own meditation path, one that would work for me—the restless, bossy woman who doesn’t like to sit still, be quiet, and listen to God.
—J. Dana Trent, One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Heal me, LORD, and I’ll be healed.
Save me and I’ll be saved,
for you are my heart’s desire.
—Jeremiah 17:14 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Spirit of God, comfort and renew us with each breath we take. Amen.
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