Prayer: O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Amen.
Reading: Psalm 63 (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: This Lenten season, I’m leading mid-week services for one of our synod conferences. We are looking at faith practices and how we must be athletes and put time into exercising our faith. Last week, we looked at prayer.
One of the things we talked about was how in our prayers, we need to have adoration for God. We are to tell God how we feel about God and show our praise and thanksgiving.
When I read this Psalm, I thought that was what David had in mind when we wrote it. He praises God and tells God how he feels.
Today, I ask you use this Psalm as a prayer. Use it to tell God how much God means to you. And maybe you will start doing that regularly in your prayer life.
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