Psalm 130 – I wait for the Lord

Psalm 130

1   Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
2        Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications!

3   If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?
4   But there is forgiveness with you,
so that you may be revered.

5   I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6   my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.

7   O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is great power to redeem.
8   It is he who will redeem Israel
from all its iniquities.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Allow the Breath to free you in this prayer time.
  • As you hold the freedom, notice how you are waiting for the Lord.
  • How is your soul waiting?
  • What is the word in which you hope?
  • Allow this word of hope to permeate you.
  • Let the word of hope reach places of doubt and despair.
  • Let the word of hope reach places of darkness and denial.
  • How does the Lord want to love you?
  • How does the Lord want to redeem you?
  • How does this Hope bring new life?
  • What is your message from God?
  • 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 2, 2017, the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)

Ezekiel 37:1-14
Psalm 130
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2017 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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