Daily Prayer 365

Day 125
Tuesday, January 3, 2023


My soul thirsts for God,
    for the living God.
When shall I come and behold
    the face of God?  —Psalm 42:2

I learned, a long time ago, about a particular saying from the continent I grew up on: “the times are urgent; let us slow down.” …Slowing down is about lingering in the places we are not used to. Seeking out new questions. Becoming accountable to more than what rests on the surface. Seeking roots. Slowing down is taking care of ghosts, hugging monsters, sharing silence, embracing the weird… the idea of slowing down is not about getting answers, it is about questioning our questions. It is about staying in the places that are haunted.  —Bayo Akomolafe, A Slower Urgency: We will Dance with Mountains

Slow me down. Slow us down. Let us linger, Spirit of the Living God. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

January 22, 2023

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