The Weekly Breather: The Stars in the Sky

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Many of us will have our eyes towards the skies on July 4th. We will take in the amazing colors of fireworks. But, in this day and age, how many of us spend much time going outside on a summer eve to just sit in awe of the majestic skies that God created?

Settle Yourself and Release

Find a quiet place outside after dark. Take a few deep, slow breaths. Close your eyes. Notice your breathing. Relax your muscles one by one. Then open your eyes. Gaze upward and take in the breathtaking display God created for you. Bring the following verse to mind and prayerfully meditate on it.

Encounter: Feast on God’s Word

Read this passage:

Look up to the heavens: Who created all of this?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of this great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Isaiah 40:26

Pray:

Praised be You, my Lord,
through Sister Moon and the stars,
In heaven You formed them
Clear and precious and beautiful.
(St. Francis)

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