Wednesday, November 4, 2020

There is a prayer from the first Christians that was meant to build a wall within us that silenced the noise and worries of the world so that we could hear Jesus speak to us.  It is called the Jesus Prayer. Early Christians would meditate by breathing in and praying, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,” and then breathe out praying, “Have mercy on me, a sinner.” During this day which has been set aside to relieve stress, please remember one of the Scriptures below, as you breathe in and out deeply while saying this prayer as those who went before us did.

May that wall be tall and strong within you so that you may hear the Lord set you free.

Written by Fr. Mark Kurowski

1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and His strength;
seek His face always.

Deuteronomy 31:8
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you;
He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Psalm 34:4-5
I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.

Lamentations 3:22-24
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end;
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I will hope in Him.”

Matthew 6:34
So do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.

John 16:33
I have told you these things,
so that in Me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world.