Psalm 114 Tremble, O earth, at the power of the Lord

Psalm 114

1 When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 

2 Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion. 

3 The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. 

4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 

5 Why is it, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? 

6 O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs? 

7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, 

8 who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.
  • Imagine what it was like to be part of the Exodus, totally dependent upon God.  Imagine what mighty and powerful acts you see.
  • Notice how Creation responds to the Lord in powerful ways.
  • How do you respond?
  • What do you need to let go to respond to the mighty power of God.  As you let go, how does your body want to respond?
  • Give thanks for this time to be embraced by the power of God and for any new messages you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 11,  the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm 114
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35
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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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