A Scripture ~ A Comment ~ A Quote
O God our Creator, Your kindness has brought us
The gift of a new morning. Help us to leave yesterday,
And not to covet tomorrow But to accept the
uniqueness of today.
By your love, Celebrated in your Word,
Seen in your Son, Brought near by your Spirit,
Take from us what we need to carry no longer
So that we may be free again
To choose to serve you
And to be served by each other.
A Wee Worship Book, Morning Liturgy E
As a recent diocesan meeting, as is our custom, we opened with prayers. The person leading this time of devotion had chosen a Morning Prayer from A Wee Worship Book. a creation of the Wild Goose Worship Group, out of the Iona community in Scotland. As I listened to these prayers, I was struck in particular by first the gift and uniqueness of each day and further by the section,
Take from us what we need to carry no longer, so that we may be free again to choose to serve you and to be served by each other.
These words leapt off the page with possibility! Such liberty! Freed to better choose God’s kingdom, as echoed in Paul’s encouragement to the Philippians, straining forward, pressing on. Ah, all balm for the soul!
Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus