Psalm 1 – Prospering

PSALM 1:1-6

1   Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;

2   but their delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law they meditate day and night.
3   They are like trees
planted by streams of water,
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.

4   The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5   Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6   for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • Consider the ways in which you prosper.
  • What fruit is growing?
  • What nutrients are infused from the soil?
  • How does the water quench you?
  • Remember over the past week.
  • What times are more fruitful for you than others?
  • Do you notice a trend?
  • What do you wish to change to allow more moments of prospering?
  • How can Christ help you?
  • 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 13, 2018, the Seventh Sunday of Easter Year B

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1:1-6
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

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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