Monday, August 3, 2009

Lauds - The Awakening

Finally, the frenetic pace of life is slumbering. In its rhythmic breaths, a silent tranquility permeates the world

While most people are gently sleeping, I greet this hour with anticipation. There is a tender peace to be found in this morning darkness. One that softly embraces the beginning of my day. Morning is calling my soul to awaken. This is the time I present my sacred offering - body, soul and mind - upon the altar of this day.

It requires a holy preparation for soon the rising sun will beckon the day to begin. As its rays permeate the sky, the day will come quickly. I must be ready to greet all the joys and challenges that will be set before me.

In this precious solitude I find purpose. In this sacred silence, I find strength. In this morn, I find the Source of all I will ever need to carry me through this day.

© A Sacred Longing 2009


  1. In its rhythmic breaths, a silent tranquility permeates the world

    Love that line!
    ~ Wendy

  2. I love this. The silence is where we experience Him. It is where we commune with our Lord and He makes Himself known to us.

    Beautiful word, Denise (as always)

  3. Beautiful! The picture and the words!

  4. Denise:
    I've missed my mornings with Jesus. By the time I awake, everything is in full swing over here. I should do better at getting up early ... in fact, I've thought a lot about it over the past few weeks as I've been studying John 21. Thinking of doing another series using this text.

    In two weeks times, my life will be back on a schedule. I'm not sure what I will be doing with my time at that point; actually, just thinking about it has been a frustrating pondering. I'm looking forward to having some quiet mornings for reflection and a new writing project. I'm also thinking that we need a blogging get together come January at the beach. Wouldn't that be fun?

    I need some girl time desperately!!!

    Have a great week. I probably won't be here much as I have a "load" that's full and already wearing me out.


  5. Sweet Denise,

    This is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful....all of it! Your words, so eloquently written, peacefully entered into my heart and resonates there. It makes me take in deep, refreshing breaths from Him. Oh how we do love Him so!

    Blessings & Hugs,

  6. What a beautiful way of describing your morning.

    I just had to read it a few times...the poetic way you expressed really touches my heart!

    May God meet you at this hour when the "dew is still on the roses."

    Jesus, while it was still dark, went to a lonely place to pray...

  7. beautiful! wow -- what amazing thoughts...

    Thank you so much for stopping by yesterday and leaving such sweet words. I had no idea that you and I share the same struggle! I will be praying for you, friend! :)

  8. I love the early part of the day. I love your poetic words sister!

  9. This is beautiful.

    I have enjoyed reading through your blog. I also wanted to tell you I love your haircut. It is so cute!

  10. Hi, I'm back to thank you for praying for my grandson!

    I keep on believing for the healing and full recovery of this little one.