Psalm 133:1-3 – There the LORD ordained his blessing

Psalm 133:1-3

1   How very good and pleasant it is
when kindred live together in unity!
2   It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down upon the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down over the collar of his robes.
3   It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion.
For there the LORD ordained his blessing,
life forevermore.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Remember a place you experienced recently where God ordained the blessing of life for you and others.
  • Describe the blessing with all of your senses:  what do you see, hear, smell, feel, taste?
  • How did you receive the blessing?
  • How do you see this blessing in others?
  • Where do you carry this blessing within you?
  • How does this blessing connect you?
  • 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, August 20, 2017, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133:1-3
Romans 11:102a, 29-32
Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

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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