Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
There they strengthened the souls of the disciples, and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, “It is through many persecutions that we must enter the Kingdom of God.”
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God and the prisoners were listening to them.
And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
And all who sat in council looked intently at him (Stephen), and they said that his face was like the face of an angel.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread at prayers.
And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see and know.
All of these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.
About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.
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.