© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com
Ever-loving God, thank you for the gift of this pilgrimage of faith through the days of Advent and Christmas. Send me out into your world surrounded by Epiphany light, that I may be your mind, heart, and hands in the world. Amen.
Let me be Christ's hands, heart, and spirit in the world.
I want to thank you for walking with me on this Advent/Christmas journey. It's been an honor and a pleasure. If you are interested in uncluttering your heart all year 'round, keep up with my work, writing, and new projects at my website: http://www.betharichardson.com. Let's do this again sometime! Many blessings to you on this day of Epiphany.
—Beth A. Richardson (BTW — that's me and my camera in the picture.)
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Rueben Job and Norman Shawchuck's Guides to Prayer have been spiritually helpful and inspiring to many people, including me, through the years. The original book was A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants. This second one, A Guide to Prayer for All God's People, includes daily prayer, scripture readings, quotes, and an outline for monthly personal retreats. The newest in the series, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God, was released in 2013.
While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”