Friday, August 29, 2008

Psalm 23 - Japanese version

None of us automatically has time to pray. Each of us must make time for prayer - carving a time out of our day and setting it aside as a sacred appointment that cannot be changed, and must not be delayed. Consider this Japanese version of Psalm 23 as you set aside your prayer time for today:
The Lord is my pace setter...I shall not rush.
He makes me stop for quiet intervals.
He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity.
He leads me in the way of efficiency through calmness of mind and His guidance is peace.
Even though I have a great many things to accomplish each day, I will not fret,
for His presence is here.
His timelessness, His all-importance will keep me in balance.
He prepares refreshment and renewal in the midst of my activity
By anointing my mind with the oils of tranquility.
My cup of joyous energy overflows.
Truly harmony and effectiveness shall be the fruits of my hours,
For I shall walk in the pace of my Lord and dwell in His house forever.
Source: God's Little Devotional Book on Prayer

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