Going Out and Coming In

The Forward Movement Daily Prayer Anytime site is a real treasure, especially on days like this which I am spending in transit.

Today Psalm 121:8 caught my attention:

The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore.

Does your sense of trust in God’s presence seem clearer when you think of the present moment or when you think of eternity?

According to Parker Palmer, many people of faith are “functional atheists” — that is to say, in the moment their actions are indistinguishable from those of a nonbeliever.

Practicing daily prayer, the regular Offices of the Church, is one time-tested way to bring awareness of God’s presence closer and closer to the present moment.

Whether you read them in a book or follow a link during a midday break, use the Offices to keep yourself “functionally faithful” and to inform your actions throughout the day.


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