Words of Hope During COVID-19
Beth A. Richardson, author of Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me, talks about spiritual practices that help her stay grounded in God when her usual spiritual practice won’t work.
We live in a world where bad things happen to good people. All of us have pain in our lives, to varying degrees. Our pain has a way of drowning out the sound of our truth, that place deep within us that always has known we are God’s beloved. This means the spiritual life is, in part, about recovering our voice and returning to our truth. It’s a journey forward and a journey back: forward toward the voice of the One who made us, back to the truth that always has been in us.
—Kristen E. Vincent, We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2019)
What truth about God or yourself do you need to return to today? Join the conversation.
Lead me in your truth—teach it to me—
because you are the God who saves me.
I put my hope in you all day long.
—Psalm 25:5 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Open my heart to your love, O God.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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