A Call to Worship

One of my favorite “guys” is Anselm (A.D. 1033-1109), an 11th Century follower of Christ. Here is a call to worship from his pen. I love how he encourages us to see ourselves with humility with his opening four words, ‘Come now, little man.” 

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Stain Glass of Anselm

“Come now, little man,
turn aside for a while from your daily employment,
escape for a moment from the tumult of your thoughts.
Put aside weighty cares,
let your burdensome distractions wait.
Free yourself for awhile for God and rest awhile in Him.
Enter the inner chamber of your soul,
shut out everything except God
and that which can help you in seeking Him,
and when you have shut the door, seek Him.
Now, my whole heart, say to God,
‘I seek Your face,
Lord, it is Your face I seek.'”

Taken from Eerdman’s
Book of Favorite Prayers, a Treasury of Christian Prayers Through the Centuries.

I hope you will do this today. Why wait another day to seek the greatest lover in the universe?


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