For each session, a common open and closing thought might be appropriate for you .. use our suggestion if it helps you! This is done silently…. The close is your exit thought — again, if it helps you. The scripture will come from the sacred texts of a major world religion .. keep an open mind — wisdom is found everywhere!! We will read this aloud at the end of the 20 minute silent meditation, but give you the opportunity to exit if you desire.
O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. — St Augustine
Let me not forget you as I go forth into the world this day, blessed Lord; may my every word be a prayer, and my every act be testimony to your love and truth, and may I know your presence every second of this day.
Wisdom Reading: (today from the Hebrew Scripture/Christian Old Testament)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9