Meditation Guides, Prayers

Fragments – Pause, post 4

Lord, my heart is not lifted up, Nor my eyes lofty.

Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. [Psalm 131:1-3]

When his son kept disappearing into the woods after school, a rabbi asked his son, “Why do you go to the woods?” The boy responded, “I go to the woods to meet God.”

“But son, you know that God is the same everywhere. Why not go to the synagogue or to my study?” Without missing a beat, the boy responded, “Yes, God is the same everywhere. But I am not.”

You can never overemphasize the importance of finding a place where you can meet with God. Not every space is created equal.

I want a space for just you and me, God. It can be somewhere or it can be sometime, but I want it to be all yours. Show me what it is or where it is and consecrate it in my heart as Holy Ground. And I will go there often to simply be in your presence.

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