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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 203: Pitching the tent

Today's Reading: Isaiah 31-34

O LORD, be gracious to us;
we long for you.
Be our strength every morning,
our salvation in time of distress.
Isaiah 33:2

It is hot!

I was thinking about all the young athletes preparing for the fall sports programs, practicing in this heat and I prayed for them.

It is too hot for me to even step outside, much less run or do "up-downs" on the football field.

How wonderful it must feel to get a water break!

LORD, be gracious.

The root of this word comes from the word picture of one pitching a tent after a long wandering in the desert. Graciousness is giving someone a break from the hard trials in the wandering wildernesses of life.

LORD, be gracious.

Give us a break in this heat.

Give us a rest along the journey.

Give us a respite from all the trials around us.

A hostess is gracious. She welcomes you in from the journey, offers you ice cold lemonade and sits you down at her table.

LORD, be gracious.

Today, LORD, offer me that cool cup of water.

Let me know your grace towards me.

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