Up To Know Good on Thursday
September 07, 2006
As a child, I grew up in a church where we said the same prayers every week. Many attendees didnt even need to look at pages of the service book to follow along and repeat the familiar prayers. As a teenager, I started to listen and question what I had been saying over and over again for so many years. Was it real? Did I mean it? For the most part my answers were yes. Now when I go back and visit my old church with my parents, I consciously engage my mind and heart with the familiar petitions I learned as a child.
Do Good - Create or reinforce a routine of praying before each meal today. If you often say the same prayer before you eat, think and feel the words you speak.
I respect the repetition of certain denominations because of the scripture and theological lessons they teach by rote. They have also taught me to pray persistently as part of my everyday repetitious activities such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Talk about them [these commands] when you sit at home, and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7. Click here to read more.
God, thank You for consistently taking care of my needs. I want to become more consistently grateful.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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