Peace! Joy!

Peace! Joy!

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7
 
I recommend reading John 15.
 
Henry Lyte was a vicar. He lived in the fishing village of Lower Brixham, England. He and his wife, Anne were a humble couple. They lived in an elegant estate, Berry Head, provided by King William IV. Its coastal views were among the most beautiful in the British Isles. Henry wrote his sermons, poems and hymns. Henry had a serious lung condition. On September 4, 1847, at 54, he preached what was his last sermon. He had planned a therapeutic holiday to Italy. That afternoon as he walked the coast, he penned the prayer “Abide with Me.” While traveling he revised the prayer. He passed away in Nice. The hymn “Abide with Me” was sung at his memorial service.
 
Prayer for this week:
 
Dear Lord, You have strengthened us through our prayers in the evening. The Holy Spirit speaks to us in our sleep when our intellect and intuition are tuned in. Your love enfolds us and when we awaken in the morning and we share are prayers of peace and joy. You are our guide for the new day. Thank you, God, for always being at our side during day and night. Amen.