Hymns of Heaven

[From the original version]

Imagination, fueled by faith, transports us into the divine presence. Clear a space within so that a slow reading of these verses can allow you to paint the picture of the wondrous vision which John shares with us.

These are the final weeks of God’s year of grace. Enjoy five Thursdays that lift us on high, far above the hassles of earth, to spiritual places that will renew your life and fill you with joy. Though there will be visions of intense struggles between good and evil in the heavenly plane, this assurance courses through every verse: God is the ultimate victor.

As flashes of light that brighten the night, come hymns of praise sung in heaven that give an audio dimension to what our eyes see by faith. Four of these refrains are present in today’s’ passage. Pray them aloud over and over, perhaps creating spontaneous tunes.

May all that you see and hear, fill your day with heaven.

Revelation 4—5

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Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
In season of Kingdomtide this year,
we read 1 and 2 Thessalonians; Revelation 4—11.

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The Lord Our Refuge

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[From the original version]

At this very moment, many people are not praising the Lord. You do it for them. Intercede for them, as you go into the presence of the Lord—our dwelling place in all generations.

Psalms 90 to 99 form a cluster of ancient songs the Hebrews used for worship on the Sabbath. Join with this communion of saints as you pray this first one. Be part of God’s sacred people linking us vertically with heaven’s saints and horizontally with God’s faithful ones on earth

From the inner place of refuge in God’s presence, look out at the whole, wide expanse of this world. Place particular problems into the wider setting of the glorious absolutes sung in these psalms. God dwells in you and you in God.

Psalm 90

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We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.

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Preparing the Epitaph

If you think it is tedious to read about wicked king after wicked kind who “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” how do you think God feels about all this! A brief phrase brings to an end the history of a king: “He was buried with his fathers.” It is sobering to wonder just where they all wound up!

As the list of kings and a summary of their reigns flow along, remember that you too will be part of a long history of people in your own family and community in which your life will be summarized along with all the others. When you are buried in the family plot along with your ancestors, what do you want to have written on your tombstone? How will you want to be remembered? May every act of love engrave itself as an epitaph.

2 Kings 14—16

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Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Proverbs 22—23; 2 Kings; Ecclesiastes 5—8.

 

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