Psalm 128: May you see your children’s children

Psalm 128

1Happy is everyone who fears the LORD,

who walks in his ways.

2You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;

you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you.

3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine

within your house;

your children will be like olive shoots

around your table.

4Thus shall the man be blessed

who fears the LORD.

5The LORD bless you from Zion.

May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem

all the days of your life.

6May you see your children’s children.

Peace be upon Israel!

  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
  • Notice what is most peaceful in your life.
  • What prosperity are you experiencing in the peace?
  • How is God at work in this prosperity?
  • Notice what gives you the most freedom.
  • What prosperity are you experiencing in the freedom?
  • How is God at work in this prosperity?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and the life you receive.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, July 17 2011,  the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b
Psalm 128: 1-6
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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