Deep Consideration

Wisdom fuels meaningful creation. Consideration of possibilities opens the way.

My prayer response:

Deliver me from the temptation to act when patient thoughtfulness would yield more fruit.

Biblical touchstones:

  • In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
    Genesis 1:1-5
  • By day God commands his steadfast love, and at night God’s song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8
  • Yours, O God, is the day, yours also the night; you established the luminaries and the sun. Psalm 74:16

Invitation to prayer:

Position your body, hands and head as you see below.
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.
Let them lead you where you need to go.

God considering creating day and night

Photos: God preparing to create The Day and The Night as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…



The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity



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