Deeper Life: Grow in awareness of God’s presence all around

Even if you can’t see through a crystal clear sky

into the heavenly kingdom beyond

or hear a rush of angel wings

through the treetops swishing in the breeze

If you can’t inhale the essence of grace

through a freshly picked rose

or feel the warmth of spirituality

through the furry purrs of a little cat,

I pray you can tiptoe through these words,

through this veil that is so thin –

into the wonder of Divinity

that is embracing you

in infinitely creative ways right now.

I pray your jaw drops

when you realize the Glory of God

waiting for you just beyond

these invitations,

these ordinary moments,

these arrows pointing toward

the marvelous omnipresence of your Creator.

I pray you take a deep breath

and walk through

as many doorways as you can,

into a greater sense of communion

with what’s really going on around here.

_Every creature is a glittering, glinstening mirror of Divinity._ - Saint Hildegard of Bingen

_The highest form of prayer is to stand silently in awe before God._ - Saint Isaac

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How do you encounter God’s love for you through the natural world around you? People? Pets? Your physical senses? Words? Comment below, and I’ll be delighted to keep you in my prayers.


Lord, Thank you for being present with us in every moment of our lives. Give us the grace to say yes to you and all of your tiny invitations to taste, see, touch and encounter Your awe-inspiring creativity and love for us in the world around us. Help us to recognize the purity of Your presence, so we can live in the Light of Your love. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

Written by Nicky Gant for 10/15/2019


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