Day 221, Morning

Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

—Howard Thurman  


Contemplation normally is associated with formal religious institutions, yet it both precedes and exceeds religion itself. New traditions of contemplation pass beyond religious forms into deep states of consciousness that—while remaining part of the enduring wisdom of the world’s religions—also are the site of new spiritual traditions and forms of practice.

This emergence expresses itself the timeless qualities of the monastic, contemplative experience outside of denominational institutions and structures. (CAC)


As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.


Faithful God, today is a gift because of your almighty and ever-present power that holds all things together. Thank you that I don’t have to live anxiously. Amen. (HC)


Podcast Feeds


(BC) The Belgic Confession

(CAC) The Center For Action & Contemplation

(CD) The Canons of Dort

(CIB) Church In Bethesda Prayers

(DZ) Donna Z.

(HC) The Heidelberg Catechism

(MAO) Michael A. O’Sullivan

(NT) The New Testament

(OT) The Old Testament

(RP) Ryan Phipps

(TAO) The Tao Te Ching

(WC) The Westminster Confession

(WLB) Words To Live By

(WLC) The Westminster Larger Catechism

(WSC) The Westminster Shorter Catechism