Lent Day Six
Lent Day Six
6) "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name, I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips, my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me" (Psalm 63:1-8).
Lectio Divina Rhythms/Process (Repeat three times):
(a) Read the Scripture passage out loud ("Lectio")
(b) Read the passage again; Reflect on the focus question below ("Meditatio")
(c) Read the passage again: Respond in quiet prayer/journaling ("Oratio")
(d) Rest in God's invitation for you to read your journal out loud to yourself ("Contemplatio")
1st Reading: What is one word or phrase the Holy Spirit impresses on you? Meditate on that.
In a dry and weary land, I have seen you … Because YOUR love is better than life.
2nd Reading: Enter into the Scripture passage. What do you feel? What specific situation in your life today relates? Write down a prayer or pray quietly.
God of Abraham, Moses, Peter, and Paul; YOU are my ultimate trust. YOU are good, great, ad full of grace. I seek YOU, help me seek you more. Give me a hunger and thirst for YOU. Satisfy my desire to see YOU that I may love YOU and then follow YOU consistently in my lifestyle. Uphold me this day. I cling to YOU in desperation, YOU alone are my hope.
3rd Reading: What is God's personal invitation for you from the Scripture? You can write down what God may be saying to you or a prayer of thanks. Or rest quietly in God.
Cling to me, I will uphold YOU!