Noticing

Today’s Reflection

THE HOLY SPIRIT is at work in our lives in every encounter, in our daily work, in our communities, and indeed throughout our whole universe. We experience the Holy Spirit all the time. The Spirit of God always reaches out to us with God’s love and grace in moments of beauty, love, rest, joy, and newness. The Holy Spirit touches us—even in our pain, disappointment, grief, struggle, and loneliness. We simply recognize and respond to this ever-present activity of the Holy Spirit. At this point, the first spiritual practice of noticing comes in.

—Trevor Hudson
Holy Spirit Here and Now

From page 27 of Holy Spirit Here and Now by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Name a time you have been surprised by the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
—Psalm 139:7, NRSV

Prayer for the Week

Lord,
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
From A Book of Prayers © 1982, ICEL. All rights reserved.

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