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Prayer for Week of February 6–Tranquility

February 6, 2012
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“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I posses God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.”  Brother Lawrence

Do you have a lot to do, Dear One?  Is your week already piling up with a dozen different commitments like mine is?  Do you have dentist appointments to keep, taxes to file, spelling tests to give, birthday presents to buy, and of course all the regular household stuff?  And on top of that these women on the internet are telling you  to make a few extra meals for the freezer?!  Are you kidding me?

Our prayer for you is that you would have the peace of God, like a river, flowing through your heart and home.

For thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.  Isaiah 66:12

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Join us this week as we ask the Lord to bring us HIS peace and tranquility–even in the noisy clamor of our kitchens!  God wants to train our hearts to be continually with Him, even as our hands are busy washing dishes, canning beans, or weeding the garden.  Brother Lawrence said, “…it was a great delusion to think that the times of prayer ought to differ from other times; that we are as strictly obliged to adhere to God by action in the time of action as by prayer in the season of prayer.”  

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  1. February 6, 2012 3:12 pm

    Daja,
    How did you know that when I got home from the dentist I would need to read this exact post? While at the dentist I was informed I need a root canal. Ugh! Thanks for the reminder to let the Lord cover me in His peace in the middle of the clamor.

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