Prayer: Comforter and healing God be with us today and help us through all our problems and stresses. Thank you for your peace that you give us. Thank you for restoring my soul. Thank you for your goodness and mercy. In Christ name, Amen.
Reading: Psalm 23 (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: Psalm 23 is a very familiar Psalm for a lot of people. It is one that can help get you through times of trouble. I have heard that people have recited it over and over as they have been in a CAT scan or MRI. I have never had the pleasure of that kind of test, but I am sure I would also find something to recite to keep me calm. Another time Psalm 23 is used a lot is on funeral bulletins. It can help people find comfort in times of grief. Psalm 23 is an easy scripture to lean on. The visual it brings to mind is very soothing to me. I can just see a path by the meadow with a stream flowing through it. I hope Psalm 23 can bring you some comfort and calmness in these days and in the days to come. --Charlene Rineer
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