Genesis 32: 22-31
22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.” 27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” 28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
- Who/what are you wrestling today?
- Have you wrestled with this before, or is this something new?
- Where in your body to you notice the physical effects of wrestling?
- As you breathe, see if you can relax this place in your body.
- Where is God at work in the wrestling?
- Is there a place you need to invite God into the wrestling?
- Where are you prevailing?
- When is it time to rest?
- Give thanks to God for your time in prayer and wrestling.
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