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.
Where in your being (if anywhere) do you feel strong today? In body? In spirit? In mind? Where do you feel that you lack strength? How do you most need to be revived? Ask for God’s strength in your life today.
—Whitney R. Simpson, Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Today’s Breath Prayer
Inhale: Everlasting God,
Exhale: renew my strength.
Join the conversation.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
—Isaiah 40:28-29 (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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