Psalm 107 – Those he redeemed from trouble

PSALM 107:1-3, 17-22

1   O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever.
2   Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
those he redeemed from trouble
3   and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.

17  Some were sick through their sinful ways,
and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
18  they loathed any kind of food,
and they drew near to the gates of death.
19  Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress;
20  he sent out his word and healed them,
and delivered them from destruction.
21  Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wonderful works to humankind.
22  And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • Consider today how God has redeemed you from trouble.
  • From which cries of distress did the Lord rescue you?
  • What word healed you?
  • How were you delivered from destruction?
  • What love do you feel?
  • What space is created in this saving love?
  • How will you share this love in thanksgiving 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, March 18, 2012, the Fourth Sunday in Lent Year B 
Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:103, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

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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