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A Holy Experience :: Light a Prayer Candle Day 10 {31 Days of my Favorite Links}

In the morning when I rise, 
I light a candle.  


The flame ignites 
my soul's deepest desire 
to connect with God.

Every time I see the flame alight, 
I whisper the simplest prayer of all,
Thank You.


As sunlight fades into night,
 my candle flickers, 
drawing me ever back
 to my soul's 
source.



Before I climb the stairs to bed,
the candle glows one last moment 
before I inhale
and blow it out
the puff of smoke 
my silent 
Amen.



Are you acquainted with Ann Voskamp yet?  If not, you should be!  Author of the visually arresting blog, A Holy Experience, and bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts, she is the champion of being present in each moment of your day.  She sees the sacred in a pile of freshly grated cheese or in the warmth of towels fresh from the dryer.  There is also a companion site to her book called one thousand gifts.  Go there for a glimpse at her simple and stunning photography and to accept the dare for yourself.  


In her generosity she has two link parties each week.  On Mondays, she invites people to share their own gratitude lists for Multitudes on Mondays.   On Wednesdays, she welcomes us to explore a topic along with her for Walk With Him Wednesdays.  This week's theme asked us how do we practice our faith?  Please stop over and share your thoughts with Ann and the rest of the bloggers at a holy experience.

sharing here


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Day 1 {the kick-off}
Day 2 {linky parties}

Day 3 {podcasts}

Comments

  1. OK- I like that idea of candle lighting in the morning. The funny thing is, I'm sitting here looking at a candle given to me for just such a purpose, but I've never done it. ... thanks for sharing your faith :)

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  2. What a lovely idea! I think I might adopt this to continually remind me and bring me back to the One who saved me, loves me and is always there even in the midst of even the wildest storms! For it is then He carries us!

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