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Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer.

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Today's Meditation


Psalm 90:17 May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.

I live in a small town with a robust arts community. Painters, woodworkers, potters, and weavers attend to their crafts, regularly showcasing their handiwork and creativity in public venues. I am amazed by how intricate and tactile their work is—the slightest finger movement completely transforms the shape of a clay vessel, holding the brush one way elicits a shadow or slightly another way creates fine detail, pressing an assortment of guitar strings creates a cacophony or sublime harmony. “Prosper the work of our hands,” prays the psalmist.


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