Thursday 19 November 2015

Knotty prayer: a prayer to anchor the day

Oh my soul - deep breaths. The day wants to sweep you away, but you don't have to be tossed. It's time to anchor.

It's time to go deep in the underlay of what is holding you together. Stop and sink into another reality, where time is not a parade of minutes passing you by, but an opportunity, a "fitting moment" - a moment to be fitted into the shape of Christ, to be knotted into the fabric of His being. A moment, however short, to be with Him and to be His.

Pause. Go deep. Make a knot. 

Anchor yourself to His living word, His sustaining breath. Anchor yourself to His truth, beauty and goodness. Anchor yourself to His will and good pleasure. Anchor yourself to His delight.

Draw the threads close and rest in this sacred knot.

And when you emerge, you will feel the tug. You will not be lost, but founded. You will not be tossed, but held fast.

Oh my soul - you will be steadfast.


Anchoring myself in this Word today:

The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statues of the LORD are trustworthy, 
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
By keeping them is your servant warned;
in keeping them is great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11


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