Praying the Creed: Lent day one


creedI believe
Every time I approach God I re-evaluate what I believe. Belief is not static, it is a deliberate choice that made each time I commune with Him.  In the words of the gospel writer:.  “Yes, Lord, I believe but help me when I do not believe”.(paraphrased)Mark 9:24

What do I believe today? I believe  You are Lord of creation. I hear and feel the bitter wind and see the snow littering the earth. I huddle into the warmth of my coat and ensure my nose is covered by the scarf I wear, and rub life into my dead fingers, dead in spite of the gloves and I believe that Spring, new life and Easter will come if it is Your will.
I believe in the power of Your word. Reading the scripture for today I internally hear God’s voice affirming that the name of the Father will be glorified even though it must suffer sin for a season. (John 12: 27)

I believe that today You will come and minister to me at the point where I am. Your commune with me will be perfect, not because of my faith but because of Your grace. You will be for me today, this hour, this moment my nurture, my love, my life and my power.
I believe….

Lord, source of all living things and provider of energy, thank you for this wonderful world.  Guide me to feel your presence in all that I encounter today.  May I  be strengthened through challenges, delighted by simple pleasures and my spirit deepened by forgiveness.  In these do I believe and trust, sustain me when my unbelief causes me to stumble and fall.



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