Images for Prayer

Tap here for a video meditation on Psalm 102.

Similes and images flow throughout this psalm. As you encounter each one, your imagination brings you close to the psalmist who pours out his grief to God. Can you sense in your spirit how these images help you feel along with him?

As you reflect upon the movement of your own life, what images come forward? Here is where journal keeping can be a help. Your hand poised to write creates an inward readiness to receive those images from the Spirit that are personal to you. With them, you can write your own psalm as you pray this one.

Whatever is causing you pain—trust that it will pass. The salvation remains.

Psalm 102

What are Bible Breaths? Learn More
Example: Let my cry come before you. v. 1

We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.

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Today’s Plan Complete

Esther receives the scepter—symbol of kingly power. The favor of the king is but a sign of the favor Esther finds before God who quietly weaves a plan of salvation for the people. Slowly but surely, God is turning the wheels of justice. Soon the elements of the conspiracy against Mordecai and God’s people will be turned upon the evil Haman. Jealousy, pride, and Godlessness fill the hearts of the enemy. The quiet fidelity of those who are enacting the plan of God is in sharp contrast.

Are you content to be in the background, faithfully responding to the Lord in the little details of life? Be confident that God can do great things with you, as long as today’s part of the plan is completed. Your life is a quilt—each day’s grace-lived square added to all your yesterdays makes a perfect work of art for the Lord.

Esther 5—6

What are Bible Breaths? Learn More…
Example: Living a life of virtue

Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Advent to Epiphany this year, we read Ruth, Esther and Proverbs 7 to 9.

 

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The Bride and the Bridge

 The Lord longs for you as a spouse in a most intimate relationship. Wrap yourself in these words of comfort as you take joy in the preferential love of the Lord for you.

Take the second person pronoun as though directed to you alone. Become deeply enthused about renewal in your life, just as a bride sees herself in a new way, due to the unconditional love that her husband has for her. The radiance of the bridegroom flows into your life and outward to others in smiles and gestures of pure love, drawing others into the same love-field in which you are rejoicing. Your soul speaks as a newly wedded bride about what it is like to be so loved by God. You become the bridge for others to God.

Isaiah 62

Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.
In the seasons of Advent through Epiphany this year we read Isaiah 56 to 66..

What are “Bible Breaths”? Learn More…
Example: Watchful all day and night v. 6

For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information.