Greetings, friends in Christ. As the days of the pandemic pile up and as these days of Holy Week continue, I want to share with you a prayer exercise from St. Benedict. Erin Roush has applied them to these circumstances. I've used this exercise on and off for a number of years and find it helpful and especially useful when there is stress. It is meant to be followed slowly so if you can set aside at least 20 minutes, the leads will be most beneficial. Remember that we are meeting on Zoom at 10am tomorrow (Th) for prayer and sharing and that the Maundy Thursday service will be zoomed at 7pm. Blessings to you all. Thank you for staying safe and at home. Pastor Steve
An Examen for Times of Anxiety and Depression I pause (breathe in and out) and thank you for this day. For the challenges, the emotions, the struggle. For in all this, I grow closer to you. I pause (breathe in and out) and ask that in the darkness, I see your light and in my fear, I feel your strength. I pause (breathe in and out) and remember that today, As in days before, I have survived. When I’ve wanted to run, I’ve stayed. When I wanted to hide, I’ve faced the day. I pause (breathe in and out) and ask for forgiveness for The days I falter and the disease takes over. I ask for compassion and love when I’m unable to give those to myself. I pause (breathe in and out) and resolve to love myself more tomorrow. And always feel your spirit surround me in safety. I pause (breathe in and out) and rest. - By Erin Roush
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