Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the psalms in this Bible plan. Just as Wednesday is the center of the week, with arms extending on either end from the Sunday before to the Saturday following, so it is with the Psalms. They reach out their arms to embrace the Old and the New Testaments. They are universal prayers, stretching across the earth to all those who believe in the one true God. The psalms are prayers for Muslims too.
It’s the middle of the work-week when so many are between weekends, the time when some renewal can take place on Sabbath and Sunday, days of rest…though many do not find themselves taking rests for their souls to find deeper connection to God.
In your imagination, take a look at the earth from a satellite far out in space. There we all are—over seven and a half billion of us human beings on the earth. So many are doing everything else but praying to God! So you do it for them in the wonderful verses of this psalm.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Lord, You are my dwelling place v. 1
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the ninth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide,
autumn in the north. Year B
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…