Tuesday, March 2
Shadow

Daily Practice for 2016.01.03

Opening

Let my heart rise up to meet mercy, my voice to meet compassion, my hands to meet action.

BIBOLove: Breath In, Breath Out--roar

Music

The Fire, by The Roots, featuring John Legend

There's something in your heart
And it's in your eyes
It's the fire, inside you
Let it burn

Readings

 

then the blaze, by Terri Stewart

blaze dances wildly-
a tango of love
between earth and air

reaching a full roar-
a symphonic orchestration
of heat and wind

creating a searing heat-
a blistering of the senses
by forces of good and evil

be the blaze

dance passionately
roar completely
sear injustice.

Scripture

Jeremiah 31:7-14
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:10-18
Psalm 147: 12-20 (Daily)

Young women will dance for joy; young men will join them, old ones too. For I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort My people and replace their sorrow with gladness.

Please bring your own sacred readings to the daily pattern. Those selected here are chosen from the Christian scripture cycle of daily readings, the Daily Lectionary, at commontexts.org

Prayers

I am taking a Sabbath from the news today. I literally opened the front page of the newsreader and shuddered. Today is not a day to delve into the specific madness of humanity. Just a generalized approach.

2016.01.03

For the oppressed and weary
Especially for #blacklivesmatter and
for the LGBTQIAP community.
For the despair of violence,
for state sponsored violence and terrorism
for the earth crying out in despair at being ravaged
for those who hunger, thirst, and are imprisoned
for US victims of gun violence in the last 72 hours, 303 incidents, 80 killed, 206 injured
For stories of hope and peace,
for countries that come together with peaceful intentions
for those who protect the lost, the least, and the lonely
for individual acts of justice and mercy
For Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
For those who suffer, are homeless, or are sick
For those we love, those we hate and those we are indifferent to
For the transformation from ME to WE

Let peace prevail on earth.
So mote it be.

News Notes:

Mass shooting resource
Prayer cycle of the world's countries
Good news

Lord’s Prayer

Translation by Neil Douglas Klotz, Sufi

O Birther! Creator of the Cosmos,
Focus your light within us— make it useful:
Create your reign of unity now-
Your one desire then acts with ours,
as in all light, so in all forms.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,
as we release the strands we hold
of others’ guilt.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back.
From you is born all ruling will,
the power and the life to do,
the song that beautifies all,
from age to age it renews.
Truly— power to these statements—
may they be the ground from which all
my actions grow: Amen.

May Peace Prevail on Earth. Amen. So mote it be.

2016 01 03

Notes:
"Amen" means "may it be so."
"May peace prevail on earth." is an addition inspired by Michael Dickel 
BIBOLove is an addition attributed to the work of Soyinka Rahim, InterPlay practice, BIBOLove

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