Daily Prayer 365

Day 142
Friday, January 20, 2023


The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121:7–8

In the Celtic world, matter is sacred. So the matter of earth’s body, including the human body, is cherished. It is in and through the stuff of the universe that we encounter the divine, in both its vastness and its intimacy… “At the heart of the matter,” said Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “is the heart of God.” The deeper we move in any created thing, the closer we approach the Life from which all life has come.  —John Phillip Newell, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World

Let your spirit dwell within me, within the raw and sacred body, heartbeat and breath made holy. Amen.  —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

January 20, 2023

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