Artwork

Accompanying each of these original pieces of artwork you will find the suggestion of a simple breath prayer and corresponding passage of scripture through which you are invited to meditate on the wonder of his loving presence with you by the Spirit.

‘morning by morning   …   you wait for me here’

‘shepherd’s inn’ (Marilyn Savage)

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!  For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”           (Ps. 95:6-7)

‘you lead me in peace   …   you lead me in joy’

‘St. Benoit-du-Lac’ (Marilyn Savage)

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”  (Isaiah 55: 12)

‘shining in darkness   …   you light the way’

‘celebrate new life’ (Marilyn Savage)

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119: 105)

‘Jesus, remember me   …   when you come into your kingdom’

‘three crosses’ (Marilyn Savage)

“And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, ‘This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.’  Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left.”  (Matthew 27: 37-38)

‘reflect your grace   …   in rivers of peace’

‘reflections’ (Marilyn Savage)

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.  God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.” (Psalm 46: 4-5)

‘be still and know   …   that he is God’

‘winter warmth’ (Marilyn Savage)

                                        

“The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”  Psalm 120: 6-8

‘love of God   …   flow through me’

‘distant shore’ (Marilyn Savage)

“How precious is your steadfast love, O God!  The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.”  Psalm 36 7,8

‘in your presence   …   there is peace’

‘silver lake’ (Marilyn Savage)

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11: 28-30

‘Holy Spirit   …   fall on me’

‘pentecost’ (Marilyn Savage)

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”  Galatians 5: 22,23

‘You are worthy   …   of our trust’

‘afternoon nap’ (Marilyn Savage)

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.  Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.”  Isaiah 26: 3,4

‘Light of the world   …   shine on me’

‘and God created’ (Marilyn Savage)

“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”  2 Corinthians 4: 5,6

‘Your word, O God   …   will never fail’

‘daisies’ (Marilyn Savage)

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for  “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.  The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” (1 Peter 1: 22-25)

‘deep calls to deep   …   hear my prayer, O God’

‘deep calls to deep’ (Marilyn Savage)

 

“Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.  Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me.  Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.”  Psalm 69: 14-16

‘You, O Lord    …   are my strength and shield.’

‘white mountains’ (Marilyn Savage)

“I love you, O LORD, my strength.  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”  Psalm 18: 1,2

‘weeping may endure for the night   …   but joy comes in the morning’

‘morning mist’ (Marilyn Savage)

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent.  O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” Psalm 30: 11-12

‘tune my heart   …   to sing your praise’

‘sing a new song’ (Marilyn Savage)

“And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying

‘Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty!  Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!  Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?  For you alone are holy.  All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.’  Revelation 15: 3-4

‘give us this day   …   our daily bread’

‘a day’s work’ (Marilyn Savage)

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.’ (John 6: 35)

You will make   …   all things new’

‘new beginnings’ (Marilyn Savage)

“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing.” (Isaiah 35: 1,2)

‘be my shelter   …   in the storm’

‘first snowfall’ (Marilyn Savage)

“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” (Isaiah 32: 17)

‘by still waters  …   you will lead’

‘Loch Garry’ (Marilyn Savage)

“He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters.” (Ps. 23: 2)

‘You are with me   …   all through the night’

‘desert dreams’ (Marilyn Savage)

“I lift my eyes up to the hills.  From where does my help come?  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.  Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand.  The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”  Psalm 121

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