Pentecost daybook, 4: the Holy Spirit will come upon you

My Pentecost daybook for these 8 days of celebrating (today through Trinity Sunday next week).

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Luke 1:26-38:

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you! But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin? And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

all readings for the day: Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38


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Let the response of Mary guide us in our prayer all day today:  

Yes, I am the Lord's servant.  Let it be with me just as You say.


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 Tree Swing on my hike during a recent silent retreat with Christ church. Temple, TX (2016)

Tree Swing on my hike during a recent silent retreat with Christ church. Temple, TX (2016)

Find a way to be physically at rest today - swing, practice yoga, take a nap, float in a pool.  As your body rests in the midst of so many things calling for your attention, focus your attention on the prayer for today: "Yes, I am the Lord's servant.  Let it be with me just as You say."


See Pentecost posts from the past few years here.