Psalm 50:1-6 – God comes and does not keep silence…

PSALM 50:1-6

1   The mighty one, God the LORD, 
          speaks and summons the earth 
          from the rising of the sun to its setting. 
2   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, 
          God shines forth.

3   Our God comes and does not keep silence, 
          before him is a devouring fire, 
          and a mighty tempest all around him. 
4   He calls to the heavens above 
          and to the earth, that he may judge his people: 
5   “Gather to me my faithful ones, 
          who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” 
6   The heavens declare his righteousness, 
          for God himself is judge.                                  Selah

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • As you sit in silence become aware of Christ’s presence.
  • Christ is not silent.
  • What do you see, hear, smell, taste, feel?
  • Allow the senses to become more alive as you notice Christ’s presence.
  • What message does Christ have for you?
  • What message does Christ have for the people?
  • Embrace the truth and goodness in the message.
  • 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, February 19, 2012, The Transfiguration of the Lord Year B 
2 Kings 2:1-12
Psalm 50:1-6
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

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

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About Lil Smith

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 26 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?
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