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Thursday, February 5, 2015

the song, thursday

Thursday, February 5

Come to Stillness: Take a few minutes to allow your mind and heart to be still before God.
Opening Prayer: O Lord, as we spend time with you and your Word this day, let us hear the words of your Ancient Song; and let us listen closely for the Song of God that rises in our hearts.  In Christ.  Amen.
Scripture Reading for the Day: Exodus 15:1-21

Reading for Reflection:
     When he awoke, the song was there.  Its melody beckoned and begged him to sing it.  It hung upon the wind and settled in the meadows where he walked.  He knew its lovely words and could have sung it all, but feared to sing a song whose harmony was far too perfect for human ear to understand.  And still at midnight it stirred him to awareness, and with its haunting melody it drew him with a curious mystery to stand before an open window.  In rhapsody it played among the stars.  It rippled through Andromeda and deepened Vega’s hues.  It swirled in heavy strains from galaxy to galaxy and gave him back his very fingerprint.  “Sing the Song!” the heavens seemed to cry.  “We never could have been without the melody that you alone can sing.” (The Singer by Calvin Miller) 

Reflection and Listening: silent and written

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself    
Closing Prayer:
Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song,
The joy of my heart and the boast of my tongue;
Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last,
Hath won my affections, and bound my soul fast.
(Thy Mercy, My God by John Stocker)

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