Psalm 119:9-16 – With my whole heart I seek you

PSALM 119:9-16

9  How can young people keep their way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
10  With my whole heart I seek you;
do not let me stray from your commandments.
11  I treasure your word in my heart,
so that I may not sin against you.
12  Blessed are you, O LORD;
teach me your statutes.
13  With my lips I declare
all the ordinances of your mouth.
14  I delight in the way of your decrees
as much as in all riches.
15  I will meditate on your precepts,
and fix my eyes on your ways.
16  I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • What word do you treasure in your heart today?
  • How does this word keep your way pure?
  • What freedom do you notice in this word?
  • Open yourself to a new teaching from God today.
  • Sit and be open to something new from God.
  • Keep God’s word on your lips.
  • Delight in the way of God’s decrees.
  • Meditate on God’s precepts.
  • Fix your eyes upon God’s ways.
  • Go forward in your day with this sense of expectation that God has something new to teach you.
  • At the end of the day, take time to review your day.  Where did you notice God?  Did you learn something new?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Fifth Sunday in Lent Year B
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm 51:1-12
Psalm 119:9-16
Hebrews 5:5-10
John 12:20-33

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(c) 2018 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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