Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Sacred Space

Have you ever found your prayer time stale and boring? During one of these dry, spiritual times, God lead me to, a ministry of Irish Jesuits. The writers invite us to make a 'Sacred Space' in each day, with the help of scripture and on-screen guidance.

During my holy sojourns at this website, God lovingly kneads and shapes my soul, giving me new, spiritual perspectives on what previously seemed common and mundane. He challenges and disciplines my innermost being, urging me to be honest with myself and with Him.

Dear Jesus, I come to you today longing for your presence. I desire to love you as You love me. May nothing ever separate me from You.

Cleanse me, Jesus, from the sin of discontent—discontent in my abilities, relationships, possessions—always thinking I need more, better, greater.

Forgive me for selfishly keeping Your great love and tender care to myself—for not sharing the Good News of forgiveness, freedom, deliverance, peace.

I am sorry, Father, for treating those who love me most with the least respect—not valuing their opinion, considering their feelings, or putting their needs ahead of my own.

One of our churches started a 6:00 AM prayer group using as the catalyst each Wednesday. Despite the early hour, no one wanted to miss it. We shared our innermost thoughts, prayed for our and others needs, and encouraged each other in our walks with Jesus.

More than anything, the ministry of has heightened my awareness of the blessings God bestows each and every day, flooding my soul with gratitude and thanksgiving.  

Thank you, God, for allowing me to feel the arms of my loved ones wrapped around me in a long, tender hug.

Praise you, Father, for enabling me to hear the chorus of birds warbling in the morning, and the wonder of discovery in the voice of a seven-year-old.

Bless you, Lord, for showing me Your hand in the tiny chickadees feasting on sunflower seeds as well as the aqua ebb and flow of powerful ocean waves.

Lord, thank you for all the culinary delights you give us—a piping hot tea with honey, a York Peppermint Patty, crispy celery with peanut butter.

How have you enlivened your prayer life? For inspiration, check out

Be encouraged!

©2018 Pamela D. Williams