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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The wrong time

Have you ever picked the wrong moment to pay attention to the words you are praying?

One of my favorite Scriptural verses is from Psalm 86, verse 11:
Show me, Lord, Your way
so that I may walk in Your truth.
Guide my heart to fear Your Name.
I tell myself, "This is just what I want, for God to show me His way, so I may walk in His truth."

But then, as I'm reciting this psalm during Night Prayer, just as I get to the words

Show me, Lord, Your way

I happen to look directly at the crucifix in front of me.

My prayer is answered. The Lord has shown me His way. Now all I have to do is walk in His truth.