|A Prayer Diary||
‘Resting—Montigny-sur-Loing’ Ernest Lee Major
He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna,…in order to make you understand that one lives not by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
“What no eye has seen,
nor ear heard,
nor human heart conceived,
what God has prepared
for those who love him”--
these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
‘Icon of Lady Julian of Norwich’, by Anna Dimascio (1980)
“Madonna and Child,” Michelangelo
From you I learned from my birth; it was you who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.
‘Meeting of Saint Anthony', Sassetta
He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word.
‘Currituck Marshes, by Frank Weston Benson
For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,
‘For we too are his offspring.’
'Job,' by William Blake
But he knows the way I take; when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold.
Tribute Money (detail) Masaccio
As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.
Brancacci Chapel, Florence
'Mona Lisa' by Leonardo da Vinci
Do not let those who hope in you be put to shame because of me.
Byzantine mosaic of Christ
Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.
Hagia Sofia Museum, Istanbul
Court of Emperor Justinian (detail)
God looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God.
San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.