Psalm 133 – The Call is to Community

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 for evermore.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • Remember a time when you were anointed in community.
  • The oil might not have been flowing, but you felt anointed by your Christian community.
  • Allow yourself to go back to this memory.
  • Think of as many details as you can.
  • What feelings do you remember?
  • Who was present?
  • Where was Christ?
  • What freedom did you experience?
  • What color do you remember?
  • What does this color represent?
  • As you continue to reflect.  What was God’s message for you?
  • How did you respond to this message?
  • What new meaning does it carry for you today?
  • 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 8, 2018, the Second Sunday of Easter Year B

Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133:1-3
1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2018 The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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