Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enter His Gates With Praise

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
worship the LORD with cries of gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
Know that the LORD is God, our maker to whom we belong,
whose people we are, God's well-tended flock.

Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving.
Give thanks to God, bless his name;
good indeed is the LORD,
Whose love endures forever,
whose faithfulness lasts through every age.
--Psalm 100


I thank everyone who participated in this venture, and wish you many blessings on your continued journey with God. Perhaps you've found something that will help you keep up 15 minutes more a day...please feel free to share what that is in the comments, so others may benefit. If you are used to the internet prompt, I encourage you to transfer your habit to Sacred Space, which has a lovely lectio divina series of prompts for each day.

If you prefer books with short reflections, here are a couple of suggestions:

Bangley, Bernard. Nearer to the Heart of God: Daily Readings with the Christian Mystics. Paraclete Press. (An ecumenical text, this really has beautiful selections. The best I have seen of its kind....)
Griffin, Emilie. Doors to Prayer: An Invitation. Paraclete Press.

I'm also a huge fan of Fr. Thomas Dubay's Fire Within, which isn't "reflection style" but has meaty observations for the journey into full communion with God. He has shorter books but none better, because this is a masterpiece.

And finally, if you like the photos, many of these and more I wanted to use are in my Flickr Favorites photostream.

Blessed advent all, and thanks again! Let's pray for each other, and I'll see you next year!

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