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Silence

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Today has been a day of silence at college. The college community was encouraged to spend the day praying around 3 passages:
Revelation 4 and 5
Ephesians 1
John 17

Over the last few weeks I have found college a bit of a struggle: The move down to Bristol has finally hit me and I have really been missing Liverpool; the workload has been difficult to juggle – phd and new theology essays, as well as home life, church, placement and keeping up with new friends; I have found it hard to understand some of the ways that people choose to express their personal spirituality publicly; and significantly my faith has been challenged – which is a blessing but has been exhausting. So, I welcomed the chance to stop and take stock and give it all to God

Spending today reflecting on all this has been rewarding. It was difficult to focus and keep praying for the day (I did slip for 1/2 hour this afternoon when I started emailing people!). It has been ages since I spent time in meditative silence and I felt out of practice (the last time being in last year when I visited Loyola hall In St Helens – Claire Caddick a.k.a St Claire of Toxteth is there at the moment and I am a bit jealous).

Anyway, I have taken great encouragement from Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians:

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 1:15 – 23

and post it here as a prayer for all of you.
much love
xxx

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Written by ellenloudon

November 8, 2006 at 8:02 pm

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    November 10, 2006 at 12:27 am

  2. well anonymus…you are a very lucky person! and up very late…xxx

    Ellen Loudon

    November 10, 2006 at 2:07 pm

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    November 10, 2006 at 2:09 pm


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