The Daily Practice:
KNEELING PRAYER AT WAKING, MIDDAY & BED
Advent is the celebration that God came to the world because He loves us. Christmas is about the advent of love in a loveless world.
This love is worth celebrating, and any good celebrating takes practice. Framing our days in prayer is to frame them in love. This is an act of embrace, of celebration of God's gift of life - our lives and the life of the world.
In the morning, we don't ask what do I have to do today? We get down on our knees in prayer, and ask the Lord's guidance on what we do today. Midday, instead of letting the day turn towards exhalations, we kneel again to place a semicolon in the day that turns the sentence away from our failure and back towards God’s love. At the end of the day, we place the period of God's mercy and care for us on our knees beside the bed.
These prayers were written in collaboration with Arrabon, and have a focus on reconciliation. We invite you to pray along with us and with the thousands of others who will be on their knees praying these prayers, at morning, noon and night.
Jesus, you came down to reconcile all things. Show me how I can join in your work of reconciliation today. Amen.
Holy Spirit, the world is dark, and longs for light. Show me your light. Give me your eyes for my neighbor, for my enemy, and for those on the margins. Amen.
Father, I pray that I would rest in the promise of your coming kingdom. Let me rest in the peace that you came, and that you’re coming again. Amen.