Wednesday, 30 January 2008

A Jeremiah Prayer Point

Jeremiah chapter 6, verse 16, was my prayer for my family, God-children and all the people and church leaders in our bulletin intercession list, Archbishop Venables in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, the SOMA and ANiC lists this morning...
Thus says the LORD: "Stand by the roads and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls."
O yes! to that, but the verse goes on...
But they said, "We will not walk in it."
LORD, in your mercy, may that not be true.

What might the "ancient paths" be for us? I'm thinking of the ways of the Bible and the Prayer Book, the 39 Articles and the Solemn Declaration. Hopelessly reactionary and old-fashioned, I know. Sigh.