My heart rejoices
“My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.” —1 Samuel 2:1b
My word to you today is: Stay. Stay on the course I have laid out for you. Stay your mind and thoughts on me. Stay within the bounds of my will, and you will know my peace. Stay by me in prayer and thanksgiving. Stay with my word, which is able to keep you from being led astray in strange paths. Stay the hand of the wicked one with prayer. Stay the course. Finish your race with joy. I will not leave you alone. I will not leave you alone. Banish such thoughts and fears, knowing whence they come. —Hal M. Helms, Echoes of Eternity
Prayer of the Day for Eucharist
Jesus, you have authority over all creation, including the devil and all his works. Help me to trust in that authority and to choose to stand with you and in you, and not to give in to fear that causes me to drive you away. In your Holy Name. Amen.