Wednesday 27 January
Knowledge of Jesus, if only a the slightest amount, gives the possibility, the possibility of self awareness. But more, an ability then to look at others with Christ-like eyes. The reflection back can be immense.
A prayer in this confidence.
O God, the well of life, make us bright with wisdom,
that we may be lightened with the knowledge of your glory
in the face of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Within all the options available to us; what are we to do this weekend? Relax with family, meet someone for a coffee and chat, come to church and rest a while, come to church and worship. Stay at home and rest and worship. Chose a combination.
And yet worship is best taken alongside others, so that our prayers are not so centered on ourselves that our neighbours are forgotten.
Have you never wondered why we often pray with our eyes closed? Perhaps it is to shut out those distractions we may actually be called to focus our prayers upon – our neighbours.
Try and watch someone praying and see how quickly they seep into your thoughts and then instantly your prayers.
Come and see, come and try.
8am and 10am this Sunday at St. Peter’s Huddersfield.