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.
Consider how God has protected you on your journey. Where will you need God’s protection in the future? What decisions are you currently making in which you can ask for God’s protection? What part of your being desires protection today?
—Whitney R. Simpson, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Today’s Breath Prayer
Exhale: protect me on the path of life.
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“Every family of earth will be blessed because of you and your descendants. I am with you now, I will protect you everywhere you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done everything that I have promised you.”
—Genesis 28:14-15 (CEB)
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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