Psalm 119:1-8 – O that my ways may be steadfast

119:1-8

1   Happy are those whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.
2   Happy are those who keep his decrees,
who seek him with their whole heart,
3   who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways.
4   You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently.
5   O that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
6   Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
7   I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous ordinances.
8   I will observe your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Imagine your Christian community is with you in your meditation today.
  • Notice how you are walking together in the way of the Lord.
  • Notice how you seek God together with your whole heart.
  • Notice how you feel an intimate connection to your Christian community and to God.
  • Savor the blessing of your community.
  • In he midst of the community that embraces your true self, how do you wish enter into a deeper relationship with God?
  • How do you need your community to help you in this journey?
  • Is there a trusted advisor you may call upon to help you?
  • Notice your desire and God’s desire for you.
  • What is God’s message for 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, February 12, 2017, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37

If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author. Permission to use in not-for-profit settings (c) 2017 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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