Morning Contemplation

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This spiritual meeting with our Lord in the dawn of a new light is the morning meal which Christian Scientists commemorate.

Mary Baker Eddy

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The Daily Bread interactive question for today is how do you begin your day with prayer and what resources do you utilize in the process?  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Morning.   Light; symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.  (S&H 591)

To those leaning on th sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.  The wakeful shephard beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day. (S&H VII 1)

 

. . . across the night of error should dawn the morning beams and shine the daystar of being.  The Wise-men were led to behold and to follow the daystar of divine Science, lighting the way to eternal harmony. ( S&H VII 9)

 

What a contrast between our Lord’s last spiritual breakfast with his disciples in the bright morning hours at the joyful meeting of the Galilean Sea!  His gloom had passed into glory, and his disciples’ grief into repentance, – hearts chastened and pride rebuked.  Convinced of the fruitlessness of their toil in the dark and wakened by the Master’s voice, they changed their methods, turned away from material things, and cast their net on the right side.  (S&H 34)

Morning is a wonderful time to contemplate one’s relationship with God.  As the sun rises to illume the world, we can turn to the divine Mind as our one source of daily inspiration and guidance, before beginning our activities.  In the ‘true light’ we can see the work from the upcoming day from a calmer, more spiritual perspective.  Rather than seeing a list of human taskes and deadlines, we can strengthen our reverance for life as an unfoldment of God’s plan, shining forth in every thought and action. – Peter Anderson (Christian Science Sentinel  -Vol. 105. No. 37)

 

3 thoughts on “Morning Contemplation

  1. Rob - Chicago, IL

    I find it is not so much what I do as how I feel during and after my morning prayers. There is a profound “stillness” that envelopes me as I work with the lesson or a Christian Science article or even an email from my practitioner. Next, there is a feeling of peace as my thoughts rest on the people included in my prayers as I know God is All with Love at the helm. We are never separated from this all inclusive, unconditional divine Love. It took me awhile to really “get it”. The result has been peace and an emerging gently from the false landmarks of materiality.

  2. anonymous

    I use to drink very heavily in the evening as it produced an euphoria. It always left me empty. The anxiety not only returned but returned stronger.

    I now rise early and feel the “stillness” as the morning comes to life as I engage in prayer. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. Christian Science has given me peace of mind.

  3. DADDY DELL

    MY MORNING USUALLY BEGINS WITH ACKNOWLEDGING THE “DIVINE ONE” AND THANKING “HIM” FOR HIS PRESENCE. I THEN GO TO THANK THE DIVINE ONE FOR ALL ELSE THAT AFFECTS MY LIFE, LIKE SHELTER, BREAD AND WATER (AND THE MEANING OF THAT SUSTENANCE), AND FOR STAMINA AND PROTECTION FOR THE DAY. I ALSO SEND THAT SENSE OF DIVINE LOVING PROTECTION TO MY FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS. SOMETIMES ALSO SENDING THAT WONDERFUL LOVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE “PASSED OVER”; THAT WOULD INCLUDE FORMER EMERGENCE MEMBERS WHO LOVED AND WORKED HARD FOR US. DEAR MRS. EDDYS’ PRAYERS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PRAYER THANKFUL FOR “GIVING US GRACE FOR TODAY, FEEDING THE FAMISHED AFFECTIONS FOR LOVE IS REFLECTED IN LOVE, I SOMETIMES ADD FOR LOVE IS “IMBUED” WITH LOVE, “REFLECTION” ALWAYS SOUNDED TOO COLD AND SURFACE LIKE TO ME. WHEN I AM FINISHED I USUALLY EXTEND MY PRAYERS FOR THE TROUBLED SPOTS OF OUR WORLD. I FIND THAT MY LIFE AND DAY GO BETTER IF DO THIS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING RATHER THAN WAITING FOR A “MORE CONVENIENT” TIME!! t.d.d.

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