Moses is an absolutely essential figure in our human history.  The first five books of the Bible are believed to have been written by Moses.  Who was Moses?  He was born a Hebrew during the persecution and slavery of Hebrews in Egypt.  As a baby, his mother set him on the river to avoid him being killed by the Egyptians.  He was ‘drawn from the water’ which is literal for the word ‘Moses’ by an Egyptian princess and raised in Egyptian royal court.  As a young man, when Moses visited his Hebrew relatives and saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, Moses killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.  When word reached Pharaoh, Moses fled to a neighboring land to escape death.  It was here that God called upon Moses.  While tending a flock of sheep on Mount Horeb, called the Mountain of God, an angel appeared to Moses as fire flaming out of a bush.  It says in Exodus 3: 4 “God called out to him from the bush, “Moses! Moses!”  He answered, “Here I am.”  God said, “Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground”

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A prayer for holiness:

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.
Amen.

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