Silence, Stillness, and Centering before God (2 minutes)
Prayer for Presence
Lord Jesus, I believe you want to speak to me in deep and profound ways this moment. May I be attentive to your loving and merciful voice.
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. – Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalms 119: 11, 18 (NLT)
God has created us in such a marvelous way. He has given us the ability to use sounds and letters combined in ways that can be understood by a community of people. And not just verbal communication; we use the written language to learn with as well. God created and uses this marvelous, complex language to communicate to us both emotionally and rationally.
Paul wrote to Timothy that “all scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” Today, use this mighty gift from God and take the time to learn the scriptures. Learning the Word will help you live the way God wants you to.
Dear Father, thank You for the gift of language. Speak to my heart through your word and Holy Spirit. Teach me, so I can live for You. AMEN
Space for Reflection (take 2-3 minutes to be silent or write out your thoughts or prayers from the scripture passage or devotional)
May the Lord bless us and keep us and cause His face to shine upon us from this day forth and forevermore. Amen
Conclude with Silence (2 minutes)