ENKINDLE IN THE FIRE OF YOUR LOVE
These are the words that often come up in my soul for my prayer. Then I insert words in between. Tonight this is my prayer.
Dear Guardian Angel,
PROTECT my family as we sleep. For all the things I have done today, please ask our Lord to FORGIVE me for the SINS committed. Then, please ask the Lord with me to ENKINDLE us IN THE FIRE OF YOUR LOVE.Amen
AMOS 8:4-14 NABRE
Not a really good verse to begin a new year but it is for the sins I have committed as in my prayer above. Here it is. . .
4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy
and destroy the poor of the land:
5 “When will the new moon be over,” you ask,
“that we may sell our grain,
And the sabbath,
that we may open the grain-bins?
We will diminish the ephah,[a]
add to the shekel,
and fix our scales for cheating!
6 We will buy the destitute for silver,
and the poor for a pair of sandals;
even the worthless grain we will sell!”
7 The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob:
Never will I forget a thing they have done!
8 Shall not the land tremble because of this,
and all who dwell in it mourn?
It will all rise up and toss like the Nile,
and subside like the river of Egypt.
9 On that day—oracle of the Lord God—
I will make the sun set at midday
and in broad daylight cover the land with darkness.
10 I will turn your feasts into mourning
and all your songs into dirges.
I will cover the loins of all with sackcloth
and make every head bald.
I will make it like the time of mourning for an only child,
and its outcome like a day of bitter weeping.
11 See, days are coming—oracle of the Lord God—
when I will send a famine upon the land:
Not a hunger for bread, or a thirst for water,
but for hearing the word of the Lord.
12 They shall stagger from sea to sea
and wander from north to east
In search of the word of the Lord,
but they shall not find it.
13 On that day, beautiful young women and young men
shall faint from thirst,
14 Those who swear by Ashima of Samaria,[b]
and who say, “By the life of your god, O Dan,”
“By the life of the Power of Beer-sheba!”
They shall fall, never to rise again.