Prayer: Thank you for all your works and wonders. I remember when (fill in your story). Praise the Lord! Amen
Reading: Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45c (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: We read the beginning, the end and part of the middle of Psalm 105 a couple weeks ago. Just to know, Psalm 105 comes up again in a similar way in another couple weeks. The point I made before was how it began with a general list of the Lords' amazing deeds and ended with a reminder to, Praise the Lord! The middle was a bit about Abraham, Jacob and Joseph. This week the middle is a bit about Jacob and then introduces Moses and Aaron. Next time the middle will wrap up the Moses story.
Same as I wrote before, I get the feeling we can begin our prayers and songs with being thankful for God's works and wonders and end with Praise the Lord! Amen. Those are like bookends for our prayers. In the middle is our running story of God in our lives. Fill in the middle with a bit of your story and bookend with thanks and praise. --Ruth Gates
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