Friday, September 10, 2010
A Week With God And The Sea
It is that time of year for me again, at long last! Time for my annual silent retreat by the sea. I look forward to this week each year, and by God's grace, He has given me the time to make this retreat for the last five years.
There is nothing like the quiet and the freshness of the sea. In my humble opinion, the sea is one of God's greatest gifts in all of creation.
Our Lord always spoils me rotten during these six days; I hear Him and sense His presence in ways I don't usually.
I was going to try and schedule some posts for the week, but then thought my writing could use a retreat as well. I will see you all back here after Sept. 16, hopefully with some more pictures and reflections inspired by my time of quiet and prayer.
Please keep me in your prayers as you will all be in mine.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.