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MONDAY: Orient

A Prayer to Begin the Week

01

BREATHE

Pause.  Just for a moment.

Grow still.  Notice your breath.  Let yourself become aware that God is here with you.

Begin to pray this prayer from Song of Solomon:

Inhale:  "I am my Beloved's"

Exhale:  "My Beloved is mine."

Breathe this prayer, slow and steady, for seven cycles of breath. 

Notice what changes in your body, mind, and spirit as you pray.

02

READ

Read the words of Jesus as He prays for you in John 17.

"All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them."

What stands out as you read these words?

03

REFLECT

Think ahead to your upcoming week. 

 

What is on the horizon? 

What are you looking forward to? 

What are you dreading?

Imagine what "glorifying God" in the week ahead might look like.

Set an intention.

04

PRAY

Let your heart respond to Jesus.  Use your own words or pray along with the poem below.

"In my buzzing alarm and morning coffee,

be glorified.

In my busy hands and working mind,

be glorified.

In both my energy and my exhaustion,

be glorified.

All that belongs to me is Yours,

be glorified."

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