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Lectio Divina

Stay: a blessing

Stay: a blessing

...all you need to do is to still yourself; is to turn toward one another, is to stay. I know how your mind rushes ahead trying to fathom what could follow this, What will you do, where will you go, how will you love? You will want to outrun the grief. You will want...

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The Cure for Sorrow: a blessing

The Cure for Sorrow: a blessing

...to give ourselves into the love that will never cease to find usBecause I do not know any medicine for grief but to let ourselves grieve. Because I do not know any cure for sorrow but to let ourselves sorrow. Because I do not know any remedy but to let the heart...

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Lectio Divina: Psalm 6

Lectio Divina: Psalm 6

...enfold me with your love O my Beloved, though I have turned from You, continue to enfold me with your love; Be gracious to me, Heart of my heart, for I am sad and weary. Surround me with your healing Light, that my body, mind and soul might heal. How long must I...

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Beginning with Beloved: a blessing

Beginning with Beloved: a blessing

Begin here: BelovedAnd a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved" Mark 1:11 Begin here: Beloved Is there any other word needs saying, any other blessing could compare with this name, this knowing? Beloved. Comes like a mercy to the ear that has never...

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Lectio Divina: Psalm 5

Lectio Divina: Psalm 5

O my Beloved, in the morning You hear my voiceGive ear to my words, O my Beloved; give heed to my groaning. Listen to the sound of my cry, my Love, Heart of my heart, for to You do I pray. O my Beloved, in the morning You hear my voice; throughout the day, I offer...

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Lectio Divina: Psalm 4

Lectio Divina: Psalm 4

Be in silence Bask in StillnessAnswer me when I call, O Beloved of my heart! You enveloped me in Love when I was in dire distress. Be gracious to me now; hear my prayer! O friends, how long will my reputation suffer shame? How long will you listen to false words? I...

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A Blessing for the Brokenhearted

A Blessing for the Brokenhearted

...the mystery of how a heart so broken can go on beatingLoss comes to us, uninvited and fills our hearts with sadness. It comes in different ways. It can make us feel as if the road ahead is too long and hard. At times the cost to keep putting one step in front of...

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Lectio Divina. Psalm 3.

Lectio Divina. Psalm 3.

I lie down to sleep; if I should awaken, my Beloved is thereThis Psalm is read from Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill Nan says “Psalms for Praying is in no way meant to be replace the well-loved, still meaningful, and historically important Psalms of the Hebrew...

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Lectio Divina. Psalm 2.

Lectio Divina. Psalm 2.

For you are mine; I am your Beloved This Psalm is read from Psalms for Praying by Nan Merrill Nan says “Psalms for Praying is in no way meant to be replace the well-loved, still meaningful, and historically important Psalms of the Hebrew Scripture. May it stand as a...

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Lectio Divina. Psalm 8.

Lectio Divina. Psalm 8.

Your name echoes around the world For more information on Lectio Divina please go here - https://nickytemple.co.uk/what-is-lec.... This reading is taken from The Message Translation. God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. Nursing infants gurgle choruses about...

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