Prayer: Praise the Lord! Amen
Reading: Psalm 111 (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: Not all Psalms stay positive all the way through but this one does. It begins and ends with praise and pretty much stays on the happy side in the middle. Of course there are times we all need to question, vent or feel down and other Psalms reflect that, too. This time, though, it's all about praise. In the ten verses of Psalm 111, I counted over twenty positive adjectives, attributes or names for the Lord.
Like the song, My Favorite Things, it's nice to have a list of favorite things to remember. Psalm 111 can help us remember the wonders and wonderfulness of our Lord. --Ruth Gates
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