Category Archives: Hope in the Desert

XLIV. I long for mission, seeking Him to serve

But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. -Mt 24:13 I long for mission, seeking Him to serve. How then fear I the tasks He may appoint? He gives to need, beyond all we deserve, For with … Continue reading

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XLII. Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past?

“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery, to fall back into fear. But you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” –Rm 8:15 Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past, And taunt … Continue reading

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XXXIX. What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Mt 6:8-9 What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas Each time I beg for … Continue reading

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XXXVIII. I thank You, Lord, that in this desert dry

A clean heart create for me, God; renew within me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from before your face, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore to me the gladness of your salvation; uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalm 51 (50): … Continue reading

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XXXVII. From Your uncompromising love received

“The LORD, your God, has blessed you in all your undertakings; he has been concerned about your journey through this vast desert. It is now forty years that he has been with you, and you have never been in want.” … Continue reading

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