Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 – The Waters Saw You, They Were Afraid

Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

1I cry aloud to God,

aloud to God, that he may hear me.

2In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;

in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;

my soul refuses to be comforted.

11I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD;

I will remember your wonders of old.

12I will meditate on all your work,

and muse on your mighty deeds.

13Your way, O God, is holy.

What god is so great as our God?

14You are the God who works wonders;

you have displayed your might among the peoples.

15With your strong arm you redeemed your people,

the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16When the waters saw you, O God,

when the waters saw you, they were afraid;

the very deep trembled.

17The clouds poured out water;

the skies thundered;

your arrows flashed on every side.

18The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;

your lightnings lit up the world;

the earth trembled and shook.

19Your way was through the sea,

your path, through the mighty waters;

yet your footprints were unseen.

20You led your people like a flock

by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence bringing your attention to the Breath.
  • Bring your attention to a place in you that desires to cry out to God.
  • Be loving and gently embrace this voice in you that is crying out to God.
  • Let the awe and wonder of God shower you with peace, love, and light.
  • Crawl into the redeeming, healing arms of God.
  • Believe that God will part the waters for you.
  • Your way is through the sea as God parts the might waters.
  • How does God desire to lead 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, June 30, 2019, The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C
2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Luke 9:51-62

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings. (c) 2019 The Rev. Dr. Lil Smith, DASD

2 thoughts on “Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 – The Waters Saw You, They Were Afraid

    • Lil Smith – Richardson, TX – My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
      Lil Smith

      Thank you for this affirmation! I am so glad they are a gift to you. I am considering but not sure of the market. Would others like to see a book version?

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