Sunday, May 10, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

You who alone know the secrets of hearts, look with love upon my feeble attempts at prayer. As springtime life quickens upon this planet, may this prayer express my thanksgiving and devotion to you.

Praying Our History
Robert Jarvik, inventor of the artificial heart, was born on this day in 1946. The first recipient of the Jarvik 7, Barney Clark, lived 112 days. The Jarvk model left the patient with limited mobility, and often caused blood clots to form.

On May 11, 1997, IBM's supercomputer Deep Blue, made chess history by defeating Gary Kasparov, regarded as the greatest chess player who ever lived. It was the first defeat of a reigning world champion by a machine in tournament play.

A Word from Scripture

Don't put your life in the hands of experts
who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
Mere humans don't have what it takes;
when they die, their projects die with them.
Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
put your hope in God and know real blessing!
Psalm 146:3-5

Reflection Question
Where do I place my ultimate trust or seek my greatest security?

May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.

"You who alone knows" - Edward Hays, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim
"May you have a mind" - John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space between Us

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