Daily Scripture: Year 1, Day 49

From A Journal of Sacred Readings

I urge you therefore, brethren, in view of God’s mercy, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove that the will of God is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1–2)

Read: Slowly read the Scripture passage several times.

Reflect: Reflect and ruminate on the words and phrases in the text. Which words, phrases, or images speak most to you?

Respond: Offer the internalized passage back to God in the form of a personalized prayer of adoration, confession, renewal, petition, intercession, affirmation, or thanksgiving.

Rest: What word or image encapsulates the spirit of the passage for you? Take a few minutes to present yourself before God in silence and yieldedness. When your mind wanders, center yourself by returning to the spirit of the passage.

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