The psalm assigned for today (Ps. 87) speaks of “….And all shall sing, in their festive dance:  My home is within you.”  For me, this ancient prayer is telling me about the intimate relationship God has with me.  I need not seek Him;  He resides in me.

Those of us in recovery from alcoholism have learned that intimacy with our Higher Power is crucial to our daily life.  Either we are aware of God’s presence or we slide back into self-destruction.  Once we start to feel we don’t need God’s guidance, we are indeed on a very slippery slope.

Today I simply rest in the presence of my God.  Laying everything else aside, I can feel His presence.   Then I can “….sing and dance…” as God gives me life to live this day with joy.

Prayer:   Lord Jesus, I believe in Your presence with me.  Let me rest in You today.  Nothing will happen that the two of us cannot face.   Amen.


These thoughts offered by Brother Richard Hittle, S.J., a grateful 1980 graduate of Guest House and an employee since 2004.