Psalm 107: They cried to the LORD in their trouble

PSALM 107:1-7, 33-37

1   O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever.
2   Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
those he redeemed from trouble
3   and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

4   Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to an inhabited town;
5   hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress;
7   he led them by a straight way,
until they reached an inhabited town.

33  He turns rivers into a desert,
springs of water into thirsty ground,
34   fruitful land into a salty waste,
because of the wickedness of its inhabitants.
35  He turns a desert into pools of water,
a parched land into springs of water.
36  And there he lets the hungry live,
and they establish a town to live in;
37  they sow fields, and plant vineyards,
and get a fruitful yield.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit in silent meditation 5 to 15 minutes paying attention to the breath.
  • What do you cry out to the Lord today?
  • How does this cry reflect God’s desire for you?
  • Sit with God’s desire for you.
  • How does your desire and God’s desire for you meet?
  • What fruit is growing?
  • Give thanks to God for this time to consider God’s desire for you and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 30, 2011,  the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Joshua 3:7-17
Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37
I Thessalonians: 2:9-13
Matthew 23:1-12
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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