Lectio Divina and Song: Day 5- Psalm 23



At the beginning of each session:

God is present with us. As a way for us to be also present with Him, take the next few moments to slow down and be still before Him. As you begin to focus your heart towards the Lord, breathe in deeply, slowly letting it out.


If your mind wanders, silently pray a simple prayer again and again, such as, "I surrender to your love" or "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me" until the Holy Spirit gives you a sense of peace and focus.


Scripture:

Psalm 23:5b-6

5b You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


You have touched my life directly.

Thank you for the abundance of life that overflows

from me.


Thank you for Your goodness and Your

lovingkindness. May all of my days in this life be a

clear reflection of You.


I yearn to be in Your house. I ache to be relieved of

the pains of this life.


Yet, thank you that, even though there are yet trials

ahead, that this invitation to dwell in your house

begins today, right here, right now, and is forever. For

eternity.


Praise God.


FIRST Pass:

As the scripture is read, pay attention to a word or phrase that is highlighted to you. In the quiet that follows, meditate upon that word or phrase.


SECOND Pass:

Contemplate this text, through asking the following questions or by praying the following prayers that relate this passage of scripture to your life.


THIRD Pass:

Pay attention to the invitation here that God might be asking you to respond to. Is there something I am being asked to do or share with others in response to what I have heard today?


At the end of each session:

Take a moment to thank God for the work He is doing in you.

As you go from this time, may your heart and your mind continue to relate to God, fixing your eyes on Jesus through each step of your day. Amen.

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