1 Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
2 How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame?
How long will you love vain words, and seek after lies? Selah
3 But know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself;
the LORD hears when I call to him.
4 When you are disturbed, do not sin;
ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Selah
5 Offer right sacrifices,
and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There are many who say, “O that we might see some good!
Let the light of your face shine on us, O LORD!”
7 You have put gladness in my heart
more than when their grain and wine abound.
8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace;
for you alone, O LORD, make me lie down in safety.
- Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
- Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
- Let go of anything keeping you from listening for God’s word.
- Let go of anything silencing your hearing.
- Open your heart with breath.
- Relax your shoulders.
- Seek peace.
- What are you calling out go God today?
- What answer do you need to hear from God?
- Notice any tension in your body as you seek the answer.
- Allow your energy to go to this place to help release the tension.
- Breathe into this place to relieve the tension.
- Seek God in this place.
- Ask again for God to show you the answer.
- Be open to this answer as you go about your day.
- Take time to reflect at the end of the day. Take time to notice any signs you may have missed during the day.
- Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
- Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 22, 2012, the Third Sunday of Easter Year B
1 John 3:1-7
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