Prayer: We raise our voices in praise to you, King Jesus. We raise our praise through our actions and prayer, too. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 145: 8-14 (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?
Yesterday, we talked about how Jesus was not the typically king: rode in to Jerusalem on a donkey, was a humble servant, didn’t seek political office. All the normal trappings of one in power were not present.
But, when I think of human kings, I also picture servants bowing down before them. And with Jesus, that’s what we should do. This Psalm reminds us to give thanks to our king. Each week in the lectionary, the Psalm is our grateful response to God and what we hear in scripture. As we hear this week of an atypical king, we are to raise our voices in praise to God.
How will you do that today?
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