“Home in God”…

Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home in God. Henri Nouwen

Meditation: I remember praying a lot in my early thirties when I made the decision to leave my home country and immigrate to the US for good. I had nearly three years to make this life changing decision. I found courage, as I grew in awareness that no matter where I would make my home, God would be there. When I left Germany, praying became a way of finding my home in God over and over again. In God I could find refuge when my outer life circumstances were challenging, when they changed or when the US did not yet or does not anymore feel like home. Through prayer, my concept of “home” is being deepened and transcended as now my relationship with God and not a particular culture or language has become my place to be at home.

Prayer: God, You are our home. You offer Yourself as a place of refuge and comfort, no matter how our circumstances in life change. And we are grateful! Amen

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Psalm 46: 1-3

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