Prayer: O Lord, thank you for hearing my voice. When I plead to you in the morning, I know I can watch for you the whole day through. Amen
Reading: Psalm 5: 1-8 (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: I know what camp I want to sign up for this summer! Morning Glories - "for those who like to get up early in the morning! Get up before breakfast and do activities like watch the sunrise, take morning hikes, polar bear swims, or a 7:00 a.m. Gaga Ball game."
The only problem is Morning Glories is for Juniors (Grade 3-5) and I am not a Junior. My camp is Family Camp and the best I can do is get up very quietly and tiptoe out of the cabin without waking up the rest of my family.
Why do I like mornings? Well, for many reasons but Psalm 5 gives a very good one:
O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch. (v. 3)
Once I get up and have my prayer time with the Lord, I can then watch the whole day through for where God is going to be, what God is going to do, what His will is for me and what I am to do. Morning glories last the whole day through. --Ruth Gates
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