Thinking of God…

 

Why should I be anxious?

It is not up to me to think of myself.

It is up to me to think of God.

And it is up to God to think of me.

– Simone Weil  1909-1943

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • This Sunday, set aside for worship, think of God.
  • Let go of any thoughts that make you anxious or keep you from being in God’s presence.
  • Do all you do today for the glory of God.
  • Your plans don’t need to change.
  • Do all you do today for the glory of God.
  • As you sit in silent meditation, open yourself to be available to the glory of God.
  • Notice, however, if your plans do change (because your focus is for the glory of God as you move toward the cross.)
  • What is God’s message for you?
  • How will you live for the glory of God tomorrow?
  • Give thanks to God for this time at the cross and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 4, 2012, the Second Sunday in Lent Year B 
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD


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About Lil Smith

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 26 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
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