Prayer: O Lord, hear my cry. Through all my joys and sorrow I call to you O Lord. Help me with all my struggles and difficulties. Give me hope and peace. Help me love others as you have loved me. AMEN
Reading: Psalm 130 (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 are in the midst of staff training and we cry out to the Lord a lot. We cry for peace, patience, and rest. We work together so much and so closely we also cry for forgiveness. Thankfully I have been on the camp summer staff for ten years. It has taken me some time to get used to working with college aged folk. My first year here I struggled with all the different personalities and I prayed that I would just make it through the summer. The Lord really answered my prayers. Other years there were other individuals that I would struggle with but through prayer the Lord gave me peace, patience, and comfort. Living at camp has helped me see that when we live in community we can lean on the Lord. I hope you remember that we can lean on the Lord at all times. The Lord is there through any struggles and any joyous times. The Lord is willing to hear our cries, so cry out to the Lord for the Lord hears your voice.
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