Thursday | December 13

Psalms 139:1,7-12 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.


Lord, we confess we hide from your presence. For we know that in your presence, our eyes will be opened to the things you care about. In your presence you invite us to join you in your Kingdom work and require us to “learn to do right; seek justice, defend the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” Lord, we confess that we would rather tend to our own concerns, needs and struggles. So, we hide. Forgive us, Lord. Remind us of your constant pursuit of a face-to-face encounter with us. 


Song: Psalm 139 by Kings Kaleidoscope

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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