Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 16:11-15 & John 15:26- 16:4
Physically, stumbling comes from a lack of orientation, a lack of muscle control or inattentiveness. Similarly, spiritual stumbling, or ‘sin’ (that which separates us from God and others), results from being oriented by personal or social agendas instead of the Lord’s design for my life; weak spiritual and emotional ‘muscles’ due to a lack of spiritual exercise (prayer, meditation, compassionate listening, singing in the Spirit, holy communion); or inattentiveness to God’s word, written on paper or within my heart by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Christ Jesus, help me stay exercised, attentive, and spiritually oriented to you to keep myself from stumbling.
The Spirit of truth will bear witness to me, says the Lord.
Soli ad gloriam dei
“On the Sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the people who had gathered there.” (Acts 16:13)
Christ Jesus, to keep me from stumbling, help me find the places of prayer around me, sit down there, and converse with others gathered there...
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.