For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
Here is a wonderful prayer with lots of upbeat energies and feelings. The first four verses set the energy and direction of the psalm. They are like “Firestarters” for the rest of the prayer.
Let these verses do the same for you. Read them slowly till you totally agree with their energy. Then you can do in your own life what the psalmist does in his: reflect on all the good things that God is doing for you—the blessings that you can even call miracles that are taking place in your life. Just think of your waking each day with your senses working so that you can be fully alive. Is that not a miracle all by itself?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
At Your works I sing for joy. v. 4
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the eleventh 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…