New Beginnings

But I would feed you with the finest wheat.
I would satisfy you with honey from the rock. Psalm 81:16

When we think of the reading of yesterday about King Ahab and Queen Jezebel and how wicked they were, let’s take today’s Psalm and pray it for ourselves and others, that we follow along the paths of life that God has shown us.

The prayer is a very musical and even noisy one, with all the musical instruments to be played. Sometimes it is very helpful to be quiet when we pray; at other times, making music and even banging things together can be a way of praising God. From silence to lots of noise, we dedicate the sounds we make to love and serve God. Think of all the loud music of the world that is made; wouldn’t it be right to let God have some of that attention?

This is a psalm that Jewish people pray at their New Year in the autumn and at other festivals. It’s a good psalm to pray as the school year begins right about now. It’s all about how to live when new beginnings take place in our lives.

Psalm 81

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
You feed with the finest wheat. v. 16
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

This is the last week in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.

Calendar for 2018: “God’s Year of Grace”

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