For the next stop on my tour, it’s a real privilege to be hosted by Christine Sine on Godspace. A number of years ago, Christine, her husband, Tom, and I each spoke at the People’s Summit for Faithful Living along with Tom Yoder Neufeld. I’ve long appreciated their work and ministry, and am honoured to be included in Christine’s Return to Our Senses Lenten series.
“Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let this food to us be blest.” I learned this table grace as a child, and repeated it so often that even now as an adult I still sometimes pray these same words when I offer a silent prayer before a meal. The words have a comforting rhythm and come quite naturally to me–so automatically in fact that I’m tempted to rattle them off without thinking. But when I slow down and focus, when I’m truly present and paying attention, these simple words can carry me more deeply into prayer.
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