You may be thinking, I don’t have any big issues or areas of awakening going on in my life right now. Maybe I don’t need a spiritual director. Having issues to work out is not a prerequisite for being in spiritual direction. In fact, I do not have a big problem to talk about in most of my own meetings with a director. It’s in my ordinary day—especially in my work life, home and family relationships, and my church community—where I’m looking for God’s presence and need a companion to help me unravel and reveal where God is leading. Part of the joy of direction is knowing that someone is walking with me during my fallow seasons and planting seasons, as well as in my seasons of harvest.
—Marsha Crockett, Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Seven Gifts of Spiritual Direction (Upper Room Books, 2021)
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If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
—James 1:5 (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.
—“A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,” Upper Room Worshipbook
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