Psalm 133: Precious Oil on the Head

Psalm 133: 1-3

1 How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 

2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. 

3 It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.

  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
  • Remember a time that you have been blessed in abundance.
  • Give thanks for God’s presence and work in your life.
  • What do you notice about this abundance?  In your thoughts?  In your body?
  • What is overflowing onto you?
  • How are you called to share what is overflowing?
  • What praise comes to mind as a result of this time in prayer?
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 14, 2011,  the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Genesis 45: 1-15
Psalm 133: 1-3
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28
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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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