The wave of an arm and hand,
The slight nod of a head,
The smile of one’s eyes or mouth,
The sound of a conch shell being blown,
There are so many ways to communicate,
“I’m glad you’re here.”


My prayer response:

God, How do I experience Your delight as I consciously enter Your Presence?
Help me to perceive it more fully, I pray.


Biblical touchstones:

  • It is a day for you to blow the trumpets…Numbers 29:1
  • I was a stranger and you welcomed me… Matthew 25:35
  • Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.
    Psalms 100:2


Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.


Photo: Tongan girl welcoming our ship to the port of Nuku’alofa


Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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