Psalm 66:8-20 – Yet, you have brought us out to a safe place

Psalm 66:8-20

8   Bless our God, O peoples,
let the sound of his praise be heard,
9   who has kept us among the living,
and has not let our feet slip.
10  For you, O God, have tested us;
you have tried us as silver is tried.
11  You brought us into the net;
you laid burdens on our backs;
12  you let people ride over our heads;
we went through fire and through water;
yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.

13  I will come into your house with burnt offerings;
I will pay you my vows,
14  those that my lips uttered
and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
15  I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings,
with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams;
I will make an offering of bulls and goats.                    Selah

16  Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for me.
17  I cried aloud to him,
and he was extolled with my tongue.
18  If I had cherished iniquity in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
19  But truly God has listened;
he has given heed to the words of my prayer.

20  Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • What unsafe spaces have you encountered recently?
  • How did God bring you out to a safe space?
  • What unsafe spaces are you still encountering?
  • How do you need God to bring you out to a safe space?
  • Offer this prayer to God today.
  • Truly God has listened before and given heed to the words of your prayer.
  • God is listening today and will bring heed to the words of your prayer.
  • Speak for your God is listening.
  • 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, May 21, 2017, the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:8-20
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21

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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