Viewpoint: As We Sit Here Together

I slipped off my shoes beside the door and walked gently into worship. It is a scene I am so familiar with: a room full of people, eyes shut, hearts open, facing inward to themselves and to the circle. I picked a seat as softly as I could and tried to settle into the silence. My eyes dropped seemingly by habit, and I took a deep breath and straightened my spine, put my hands on my thighs and pushed up. It seemed that presence must come with my leaning forward, that prayer might work best when my🔒

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Shannon Palmer lives in Washington, D.C.

Posted in: October 2015: Faithful Living, Viewpoint

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