E&W 12-23-12

Sacred Story

Encouragements & Wisdom: December 23, 2012


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E&W reflections are additional helps for your Sacred Story prayer journey. Reflect on them ahead of your prayer exercises for the week or outside of your fifteen-minute prayer windows during the week.



The Sacred Story of Creation began thirteen point seven billion years ago, give or take a hundred million years. We have only mapped galaxies out to one hundred million light years; the remaining thirteen point six billion light years to the burst at creation’s origins is beyond our vision. But all that is “seen and unseen” in the universe came to be…from nothing. Time and space was created! It was not, and then it was. When you pray with Creation in Sacred Story, think of Creation as the beginning of the SACRED STORY. Let the awesomeness of this truth create wonder in your heart. Ponder its meaning. Give thanks.

Pray for each other. Pray for the Church. Pray for the World.
Live Gratitude.

Awaken to Creation, Presence, Memory, Mercy and Eternity.



Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord.
Let us come before him with a song of praise,
joyfully sing out our psalms.
For the Lord is the great God, the great king over all gods,
Whose hand holds the depths of the earth;
who owns the tops of the mountains.
The sea and dry land belong to God,
who made them, formed them by hand.

(Psalm 95: 1-7)