Prayer: God to whom we pray, help us learn from all we pray to you and remember it always. Amen
Reading: Psalm 86: 1-10 (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: It happened again. I turned to the Bible text for today and there in the margin was a handwritten note, "CML - Prayer - 2013". We must have read and discussed this Psalm during Family Camp that summer. There are no other notes excepts two big stars beside the chapter number perhaps to draw my attention to this Psalm as a "go to Psalm for an especially good prayer". Well, the first ten verses do pack in words like hear, answer, guard, servant, trust, mercy, joy, lift, forgiving, good, love, worship and glory. Definitely a prayer to make special note of and how awesome that happened at Camp Mount Luther. Would I have remembered it otherwise?
Looking forward to going to Family Camp again this July. Wondering what will get starred in my Bible this time? I hear the Bishop will be leading the Bible studies. Years ago I met her as B.J., a pastor in the area and she was our neighbor in Maple Village. She is simply a friend in faith but this year I may have to footnote "CML - 2017 (with Bishop Collins!)" Come be a neighbor in Maple Village, learn about the Water of Life and mark up your Bible so you remember. --Ruth Gates
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