Friday, January 24, 2014

Be A Light

Feeling a little dim this morning, or any morning? Try this prayer from Grandfather Francis:

O GOD, author of eternal light, lead us in our worshiping this day; that our lips may praise THEE, our lives may bless THEE, our meditations may glorify THEE; through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD...

Grandpa wrote this for Sunday services. But remember, the word "worship" comes from the greek word proskuneo, primarily used in the original New Testament text, which means "to kiss toward." This reflected how some people would pray -- kissing the ground -- or kissing the hand of somebody they honored and respected. Worship, therefore, is a gesture of honor and respect, not something we do one day out of seven.

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