Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Kings 19: 9-36
Lord God, trusting in your salvation I spread out my anxieties before you ...
King Hezekiah had everything to lose. An overwhelming Assyrian army was ready to attack and utterly destroy his city state. Did Hezekiah go and talk to everyone about the reputation of their foes and about his fears for their safety? Did he sit up all night scheming and laying plans for a long siege? No, the King went to the temple, spread out his anxieties before the Lord and asked God to save him and his people from what seemed to be inevitable evil. God’s response? The Lord defended and saved the city of Jerusalem in an unexpected way – 185,000 enemy troopers mysteriously died through the night, forcing the Assyrian king to flee the scene. What anxieties do I need to spread out before the Lord? Lord God, trusting in your salvation I spread out my anxieties before you.
We ponder your steadfast love, O Lord, in the midst of your temple. (Psalm 48:9)
Have you lit your Christ candle in your heart? The answer to our darkness of today is this faith that we interiorize by prayer.
Soli gloriam dei .
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.