Prayer: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. (Psalm 51: 10)
Reading: Psalm 51: 1-12 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: GROW Time writers choose a month ahead the days for which they will write. After that, the first thing I do is bring up the GROWTime template and rename/save it with the dates and scriptures I signed up for. Next I bookmark my Bible at all the passages I have. Then I am ready to read, reflect and write. After I am done, I submit the writings for posting and delete the bookmarks. On to next month!
Sometimes, however, I keep a bookmark. Like this one for Psalm 51; particulary verse 10 and the two verses after. Could come back to this daily. Some days more often than once.
If you read this GROW Time in the morning, perhaps come back to it later today. Chances are it is time again for a clean heart and right spirit. May as well keep this bookmark.
-- Ruth Gates
Anyone is welcome to contribute! If you'd like to write for us, please e-mail email@example.com
Get our daily devotions delivered to your e-mail box each day by signing up below: