Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce.
Today I pray, “Dear God, I read this book when I studied Irish literature in Ireland, traveling throughout that glorious land upon Your glorious earth for one month’s time in my college years. Any insight on the art of allowing throughout the United Kingdom at this time? ”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.”
Sheesh. How dramatic!
“Fear not, for I am with you,” says the LORD. “I have redeemed you. I’ve called you by name. Child, you are mine. When you walk through the waters, I will be there. And through the flames. You’ll not — no way! — be drowned. You’ll not — no way! — be burned. For I am with you.”