It has been raining this morning in Western North Carolina. As I spent some time with Common Prayer, these things popped out from the devotion:
Restore our fortunes, Lord : like a wash in the rainy season.
Twelfth-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen wrote, “Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that -people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness.”
Lord, to laugh in the midst of trial and to rejoice in the darkest valley is another way of saying, “Our hope is in you.” Fill us with laughter and joy while we work for peace and strive for justice. Amen.
A blessed day to all!