Sent into the World

John 17:6-19

Prayer for the Day

Holy Spirit, dwell with me. Dwell within me. As I make my way through a day with joys and challenges, remind me of your companionship and guidance. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, and may my life encourage others to seek life in you.

The spirit of Teresa of Avila’s words is known to many of us through the song Teresa’s Prayer by Joseph Helfrich: “Christ be in my mind, and in my thinking. Christ be in my eyes, in everything I see. Christ be in my ears and in my hearing, Christ be in my mouth, in every word I speak. Christ be in my heart, and in my loving. Christ be in my life, each moment that I live.” What would it mean in your life for Christ to be in your mind, eyes, and mouth? How might your internal and external experience of life be different if you continually invited Christ into your reality?

Becky Ullom, Director Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Advent devotional written by David W. Miller. (Available from Brethren Press) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, David’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.

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