When we need a reminder

when we need a reminder PJ

Days can bleed softly into one another and we so often miss being able to see and sense the sacred in the secular.

Holy and hallowed moments meeting with us in the mundane. Whispers of God’s grace in the commonplace.

My heart’s longs to live with greater awareness. To have my eyes open to wonder. To be present to Presence.

To know that whether I feel anything or not, God is always present.

And His active, living presence is what my soul needs most.

I desire to recognise holy in the everyday. God at home in my heart and mind, rooted in life’s reality.

I want to live in the light of His presence as I walk through this world, sense His peace and love, know I am His beloved.

And I want to make space for the entrance of grace to change and transform my mess.

Remind me

Living Lord,

Remind me as I go through my days

to know that the Lord is in this place

Awaken me to wonder

Alert me to Your Love

Bring a deep, abiding sense

of Your peaceful Presence

Calm this restless heart

Still my anxious mind

And as I sit and absorb

may I rise and go forth

share the beauty and grace I see

witness to Your Life in me


I definitely need to be reminded of these things. Maybe you do too?

Centering prayer is helping me to have that focus on a daily basis. Here’s a link to a helpful app I am currently using for that.

I also read quite a few devotional resources, use this bible app and dip into this prayerful app too from time to time.

What helps you to focus on God’s presence?

How are you best reminded of His daily grace?

remind me prayer PJ file pin

10 thoughts on “When we need a reminder

  1. What a treat to be your neighbor today at #TellHisStory. Your poem, and poetry, cuts through the darkness of our lives to the core of our heart. I love your words today like sweet nectar poured into my day!

    • Hi Tiffany. It’s good to see you here again and back to writing your lovely blog! Thank you so much for stopping by. May you live wonder-filled as you ponder the holy in the everyday. Bless you, friend. x

  2. Thank you, Joy, for speaking my heart. “My heart’s longs to live with greater awareness. To have my eyes open to wonder. To be present to Presence.” Amen! Longing with you, my friend. Blessings and hugs!

  3. My goal/word for this year was to simply be aware. This post is such a reminder of that for me. Aware of the holy – of His presence!
    Blessings and smiles,

    • Hi Lori. That’s a great goal/word for any year! I’m so pleased you found a reminder of it here. May you truly learn to live with deeper awareness of God’s presence with all the attendant blessings that will bring. Blessings to you, friend. 🙂

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