We could certainly use a bit of peace. But we crave control—and we exercise it by relying on our own strength to create order. But this is not the nature of the revealed Ultimate Reality whom we worship. Our role as humans is to remain humble—trusting that God is powerful enough to create beauty from void and shalom from storm.
—J. Dana Trent, The Upper Room Disciplines 2021: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
—Psalm 29:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
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.*
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*Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved.