Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
Here is a short, wonderful psalm that you could easily memorize…not a bad idea, for when you find yourself without your Bible, memorized verses can have you feel connected to God.
Take each hour of the day as a “court” in the house of the Lord. Imagine clocks all around the land chiming each hour, inviting you to enter through the “gates” of each hour as though the chiming clocks are like doorbells you ring to come into each space of time.
This is a beautiful psalm with feelings and sentiments so basic to God and our relation with God. So soak yourself in the psalm and watch your day come alive!
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
You made us and we are Yours. v. 3
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is Epiphany Week
Winter in the north. Year C
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
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…