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a slow journey through lent: day 36

Today we will sit with the scripture for the week, Psalm 118:19-29. Before beginning to read - take at least three deep breaths. Acknowledge the presence of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit who are ever-present with you. Ask for light or guidance on what to receive today.

Read through this passage three times SLOWLY.

(If you're in a space where you can read it out loud, do that at least once.)

Pause for a time between readings.

Is there a word, phrase, image or feeling that you notice, stands out or that is being brought forth to you? Take that with you through the day and see what unfolds.

At the end of the day take a moment to reflect over your day with what God brought to mind and respond with a prayer of gratitude.

Psalm 118:19-29

Open for me the gates where the righteous enter, and I will go in and thank the Lord. These gates lead to the presence of the Lord, and the godly enter there. I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!

The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is wonderful to see. This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success. Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord. The Lord is God, shining upon us. Take the sacrifice and bind it with cords on the altar. You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

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melanie myatt
melanie myatt
Mar 25, 2021

I really appreciate the line, "this is the LORD's doing." I want to jump in all too often and take over and fix things. But God knows so much more and so much better than I do. It is better when it is the "LORD's doing."

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